House Passes Hollywood-Supported Bill To Have POTUS Appoint Copyright Chief – Update


House Passes Hollywood-Supported Bill To Have POTUS Appoint Copyright Chief – Update

U.S. Copyright Office

UPDATED, 1:59 PM: The House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly to pass a Hollywood-blessed bill to require that the head of the Copyright Office be nominated by the president and subject to Senate confirmation. The Register of Copyrights post currently is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The vote — taken not coincidentally on World IP Day — was 378-48, and some Hollywood groups applauded its passage after multiple showbiz guilds had cheered its introduction last month. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 now heads to the Senate. (Read details of the bill below.)

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