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House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

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The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695). This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) -- makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Co... Read more »

Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, in Support of H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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I rise today in strong support of H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.” As the lead Democratic cosponsor of this bipartisan and bicameral legislation, I am pleased that this bill passed the Judiciary Committee last month by a vote of 27 to 1. This legislation represents sound public policy that will strengthen the copyright system. To begin with, it has ... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.R. 1695, The Register Of Copyrights Selection And Accountability Act

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The core copyright industries employ an estimated 5.5 million people, throughout all 50 states, and represent $1.2 trillion in GDP, almost 7 percent of the economy. Creators depend on the copyright laws, and a strong and independent Copyright Office. Since 2013, the House Judiciary Committee has been working on ways to improve the Copyright Office including making the Register a Presidentially app... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Markup of H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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Mr. Chairman – As you know, I am an original cosponsor and strong supporter of H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.” This bipartisan and bicameral legislation was developed in collaboration with our Senate colleagues, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Pat Leahy. It is also the product of more than f... Read more »

Goodlatte, Conyers, Grassley, Feinstein, Leahy Call for Quick Action on Legislation to Provide Selection Process for Register of Copyrights

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today introduced the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which is the product of months of bicameral, bipartisan discussions led by Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

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The House Judiciary Committee today approved the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695) by a vote of 27-1. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. C... Read more »

Goodlatte & Conyers Release First Policy Proposal of Copyright Review

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the first policy proposal to come out of the Committee’s review of U.S. Copyright law. This first proposal identifies important reforms to help ensure the Copyright Office keeps pace in the digital age. With the release of this document, the Committee requests written comments fr... Read more »

Goodlatte & Conyers Release First Policy Proposal of Copyright Review

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the first policy proposal to come out of the Committee’s review of U.S. Copyright law. This first proposal identifies important reforms to help ensure the Copyright Office keeps pace in the digital age. With the release of this document, the Committee requests written comments fr... Read more »

Goodlatte & Conyers Statement on the Resignation of Maria Pallante

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today issued the following joint statement after the announcement that Maria Pallante, the former Register of Copyrights, will be leaving the U.S. Copyright Office: “We are saddened to learn that Maria Pallante, who served with distinction as only the 12th Register of Copyrights and the Director... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Urges Congress to Support Fair Pay for Artists & Musicians

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) joined U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) as well as legendary Four Tops founding member, Duke Fakir, T Bone Burnett, Roseanne Cash, and more than three dozen artists and musicians at a press conference in support of H.R. 1733, the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. The legislation would... Read more »