U.S. Copyright Office Announces Draft Strategic Plan for 2016-2020
Issue No. 598 - October 23, 2015

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Copyright Office’s Strategic Plan, setting forth the Office’s performance objectives for the next five years.

Reflecting the results of four years of internal evaluations and public input, the Strategic Plan lays out a vision of a modern Copyright Office that is equal to the task of administering the Nation’s copyright laws effectively and efficiently both today and tomorrow. It will remain in draft form for 30 days to permit public feedback, and will take effect on December 1, 2015.

“The Strategic Plan sets forth a roadmap for re-envisioning almost all of the Copyright Office’s services, including how customers register claims, submit deposits, record documents, share data, and access expert resources,” Pallante said. “Such broad-ranging modernization efforts are needed to meet the changing needs of individual authors, entrepreneurs, the user community, and the general public.”

During implementation of the Strategic Plan, there will be opportunities for public input, including with respect to the strategies and costs associated with a dedicated information technology plan.

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the draft Strategic Plan at any time before or after it goes into effect. The plan and information about how to provide comments are available here.