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Information Technology Reform for the Copyright Office: Help for a Beleaguered but Mission-Critical Federal Agency

Theodore H. Davis Jr.

©2016. Published in Landslide, Vol. 8, No. , March/April 2016, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

On December 11, 2015, Representative Tom Marino introduced the proposed Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE),1 which, if enacted, would work the most substantive revisions to federal copyright law since the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.2 The bill has been referred to, and is likely to remain for some time under the consideration of, the House Judiciary Committee. Nevertheless, even its initial iteration addresses a number of issues of which full-time and occasional copyright practitioners should be aware. In short, comprehensive copyright reform may be on the way.

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