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The EFF is Full of It on Indie Register of Copyrights

Photo by GlobalIP Okay.  I’m not remotely surprised that the EFF & Co. don’t like the bill H.R. 1695 to make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee rather than an employee of the Librarian of Congress.  And I’m way … Continue reading

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Librarian Wants to Crowdsource Search for Register?

I know I just wrote about the Copyright Office. But right after publishing Friday’s post, I saw that Librarian Hayden did a rather inscrutable thing. She had the LOC publish a three-question survey, using Survey Monkey, seeking public comment on … Continue reading

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With Register Pallante Out, What Now?

Creators, copyright advocates, and many policymakers were taken aback by last Friday’s announcement that the new Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden removed Maria Pallante from the position of Register of Copyrights. The decision was officially described as a reassignment … Continue reading

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Excitement over Librarian nominee is not an excuse to mislead.

The February nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden by President Obama to the position of Librarian of Congress was apparently cause for excitement among many of the usual suspects who write in opposition to copyright.  Because the Copyright Office operates within … Continue reading

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