June 17, 2020 Library & Copyright Office Host Forum on Copyright Modernization

Press Contact: Office of Communications (202) 707-2905, news@loc.gov
Public Contact: Ellis Brachman, Library of Congress (202) 707-7816 | George Thuronyi, US Copyright Office (202) 707-6866

On Thursday, July 16, at 10 am ET, the Library of Congress Office of the Chief Information Officer and the U.S. Copyright Office will host a virtual public forum on Copyright Office IT modernization. The purpose of Copyright Office IT modernization is to ensure that the creative community and other copyright users have a nimble, state-of-the-art, and efficient IT system at their service. This forum will be an opportunity to share information and receive feedback from stakeholders and the public on current Copyright Office IT modernization progress and future milestones. Acting Register of Copyrights Maria Strong and the Library’s Chief Information Officer Bernard A. Barton, Jr. will lead the event, providing an overview of the new Enterprise Copyright System that is being developed and the technical, user experience design, and IT security approach guiding this joint effort.

The forum will include demonstrations of the Recordation and Online Public Record applications that are in testing and pilot phases and an early look at planning for the Registration and Licensing applications, which will begin development soon. The forum will close with an opportunity for participants to ask questions of the Acting Register, CIO, and other presenters about the IT modernization effort. For more information about Copyright Office IT modernization, visit copyright.gov/copyright-modernization/

The virtual public forum is free and open to the public, and participants must register to participate. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.


PR 20-042
ISSN 0731-3527