Copyright Clearance Center Backs U.S. Copyright Office’s Priorities and Special Projects Report
The U.S. Copyright Office released this week its Priorities and Special Projects report outlining its goals and scope over the next two years.
Not surprisingly, the effect of technological advances on copyrighted work is a major focus of newly appointed Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante’s document. Policy priorities addressing orphan works, mass book digitization and streamlined registration for groups of copyrighted works are of particular interest to book publishers.
The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit global rights broker and licensing expert, has come out in support of the report.
"These two years will see continued developments in technology, content creation and dissemination. Register Pallante's priorities indicate that the government is interested in ensuring that the US retains its leadership position with contemporary policies reflecting the evolving use of content while encouraging creators and publishers to develop new content and new licensing and delivery mechanisms to serve their readers and customers," said Tracey Armstrong, CCC's president and CEO. "We support this agenda and encourage the US Congress to consider the issues with urgency as recommendations are created. Copyright Clearance Center remains ready to engage to create meaningful solutions for the market."