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Statements to Congress by the U.S. Copyright Office

Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (7/15/14)
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Compulsory Video Licenses of Title 17
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (5/08/14)

FY 2015 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations (4/08/14)
Questions For the Record: Senate Committee on Appropriations

FY 2015 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (3/05/14)
Questions For the Record: House Committee on Appropriations

FY 2014 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations (5/07/13)

The Register's Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (3/20/13)
Related Lecture
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FY 2014 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (2/27/13)
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Library of Congress: Ensuring Continuity and Efficiency During Leadership Transitions
Subcommittee on Oversight Committee on House Administration (4/18/12)
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FY 2013 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations (3/01/12)
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FY 2013 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (2/07/12)

H.R. 3261, the "Stop Online Piracy Act"
House Committee on the Judiciary (11/16/11)
Oral Remarks
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Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: The ART Act, the NET Act and Illegal Streaming
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet House Committee on the Judiciary (6/1/11)
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FY 2012 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations (3/31/11)

Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasites, Part I
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/14/11)
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Response to Questions for the Record (4/1/11)

FY 2012 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (3/11/11)

FY 2011 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (4/21/10)

Hearing on Competition and Commerce in Digital Books: The Proposed Google Book Settlement
House Committee on the Judiciary (9/10/09)
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The Performance Rights Act and Parity among Music Delivery Platforms
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (8/04/09)

FY 2010 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Appropriations Committee (6/04/09)

FY 2010 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Appropriations Committee (4/29/09)

Copyright Licensing in a Digital Age
House Committee on the Judiciary (2/25/09)

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Orphan Works
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/13/08)

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FY 2009 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Appropriations Committee (3/5/08)

Ensuring Artists Fair Compensation
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (7/31/07)

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FY 2008 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Appropriations Committee (3/22/07)

Reforming Section 115 of the Copyright Act for the Digital Age
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/22/07)
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Future of Digital Libraries
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Appropriations Committee (3/20/07)

Protection for Fashion Design
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (7/27/06)

Section 115 Reform Act (SIRA) of 2006
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (5/16/06)

Orphan Works: Proposals for a Legislative Solution
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Senate Committee on the Judiciary (4/6/06)

Remedies for Small Copyright Claims
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/29/06)

Copyright Office's Report on Orphan Works
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/8/06)
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FY 2007 Budget Request
Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations (3/1/06)
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House Committee on Appropriations (3/10/06)

Protecting Copyright and Innovation in a Post-Grokster World
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (9/28/05)
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Music Licensing Reform
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Senate Committee on the Judiciary (7/12/05)

Music Licensing Reform
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/21/05)
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Piracy of Intellectual Property
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Senate Committee on the Judiciary (5/25/05)

The Intentional Inducement of Copyright Infringements Act of 2004 (PDF)
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (7/22/04)
Also see Recommendation on Amendments to S. 2560 (9/9/04)

Internet Streaming of Radio Broadcasts (PDF)
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (7/15/04)

Family Movie Act (PDF)
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/17/04)

Operations of the U.S. Copyright Office (PDF)
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/03/04)

Satellite Home Viewer Extension Act
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (5/12/04)

Section 115 Compulsory License (PDF)
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/11/04)

Section 119 Cable and Satellite Carrier Statutory License (PDF)
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (2/24/04)

Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act of 2003
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary and Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection House Committee on Energy and Commerce (9/23/03)

Pornography, Technology, and Process: Problems and Solutions on Peer-to-Peer Networks
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (9/09/03)

Sovereign Immunity and the Protection of Intellectual Property
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/17/03)

FY 2004 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations (4/11/03)

FY 2004 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (4/9/03)

Reform of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) Process
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (4/1/03)

Copyright Piracy Prevention and the Broadcast Flag
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (3/6/03)

CARP (Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel) Structure and Process
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/13/02)

Sovereign Immunity and the Protection of Intellectual Property
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2/27/02)

Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 104 Report
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (12/12/01)

Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (“TEACH”) Act
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (6/27/01)

Fiscal 2002 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (5/2/01)

Report on the Copyright Office's Work
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (5/2/01)

Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (“TEACH”) Act
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (3/13/01)

State Sovereign Immunity and Protection of Intellectual Property
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary (7/27/00)

Web-Based Education
Web-Based Education Commission (7/20/00)

Copyrighted Broadcast Programming on the Internet
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (6/15/00)

Sound Recordings as Works Made for Hire
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (5/25/00)

Copyright Office Operations, Accomplishments, and Challenges
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (5/25/00)

Federal Intellectual Property Security Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (6/24/99)

Copyright and Digital Distance Education
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (6/24/99)

Copyright and Digital Distance Education
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (5/25/99)

Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (3/19/99)

Copyright Compulsory License Improvement Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (2/25/99)

Fiscal 2000 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (2/10/99)

Copyright Office Operations, Accomplishments, and Challenges
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (7/23/98)

Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (10/23/97)

Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1997
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (10/23/97)

WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act and On-Line Copyright Liability Limitation Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (9/16/97)

No Electronic Theft (NET) Act of 1997
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (9/11/97)

Fairness in Musical Licensing Act of 1997
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (7/17/97)

United States Intellectual Property Organization Act of 1996
Senate Committee on the Judiciary (9/18/96)

Fiscal 1997 Budget Request
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations (3/5/96)

National Information Infrastructure Copyright Protection Act
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (2/15/96)

National Information Infrastructure Copyright Protection Act of 1995
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (11/15/95)

Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, House Committee on Judiciary (6/28/95)