SAA Comments on HR-1695, Regarding the Register of Copyrights

March 28, 2017—In a letter to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committees regarding bill HR-1695 (drafted by SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group), SAA President Nancy McGovern notes that, "we believe that removing the Register of Copyrights from direction by the Librarian of Congress would result in a diminishment of Congress’ constitutionally-mandated authority regarding copyright. Therefore, we urge that the bill be delayed in order to provide the public adequate time to weigh in on this significant and highly damaging piece of legislation." Read the full letter here

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