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Friday, June 26, 2015

U.S. Copyright Office

Creators Frustrated with Copyright Office's Outdated Technology, Procedures

The Copyright Office is a 19th century relic that operates out of a cramped office in the Library of Congress

Colin Diersing | June 24, 2015

...To find the records ... needed, the documentary filmmaker, who tells stories of Jewish heroes, has to send someone in person to the Copyright Office headquarters in Washington to look through hard copies of old documents.
She could hire Copyright Office staff, but the charge is $200 an hour and it takes at least six weeks to respond. Plus, what they turn up might be outdated because updated information must be submitted on paper, which can take more than 18 months to process.

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