Technological Upgrades to Registration and Recordation

The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services.The report was delivered to the Register by the Copyright Office Chief Information Officer Doug Ament, who chaired the multi-year analysis. The effort was one of 10 areas of focus publicly announced by the Office in Priorities and Special Projects of the United States Copyright Office: 2011-2013.

The Office’s technology infrastructure impacts all of the Office’s key services and is the single greatest factor in its ability to administer copyright registration, recordation services, and statutory licenses effectively. The report thus provides a number of recommendations that, if adopted, could significantly improve the Office’s operations and interactions with the public.

"I am grateful to the project team members and the stakeholders who responded to their inquiries,” said Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights. “This report will be of great help as we work with the Congress, the Library and the public to create a twenty-first century Copyright Office. "