House Passes Bill Changing Copyright Office Appointments

Law360, Washington (April 26, 2017, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The House passed a bill to make the nation’s copyright register a Senate-confirmable position, over the concern among some Democrats that the administrator would be subject to the whims of the executive.

The Register Of Copyrights Selection And Accountability Act Of 2017, passed on a vote of 378-48, would subject the register of copyrights to a recommendation process, nomination by the president and confirmation by the president to serve in a 10-year term. The largely bipartisan bill would also require the copyright office to hire a chief information officer and update its policies on keeping copies of copyrighted works.

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