Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18
Issue No. 560 - September 18, 2014

The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-N.C.) released the following statement in advance of Thursday’s hearing: “The Copyright Office was created by Congress nearly 120 years ago. The Office oversees hundreds of thousands of copyright registrations each year and plays an increasingly prominent role in promoting domestic and global commercial activity. These registrations go to the heart of individual American creativity and innovation. At Thursday’s oversight hearing, the Committee will examine the practices and organization of the Copyright Office to ensure it is equipped to keep pace with the digital age and has what it needs to serve the American people in the 21st century.”

The hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn and will be webcast live at http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/9/hearing-oversight-copyright.