Thursday, September 15, 2016

Carla Hayden Should Focus on Modernizing Copyright Office

On September 14, 2016, Carla Hayden was sworn in as the first female and first African American Librarian of Congress. The Librarian of Congress oversees the Copyright Office, which has not seen any major reforms since the 1970s. As FSF President Randolph May stated in a March 2016 blog, if the “Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act” is not adopted, Ms. Hayden will need to focus her efforts on modernizing the Copyright Office to achieve an easily accessible, efficient, and reliable registration and recordation system.
Congratulations to Carla Hayden!