New Tech Plans Aim to Take Copyright Office Out of the 1970s

One month after the online copyright registration system went dark for about a week, the U.S. Copyright Office has unveiled a 5-year plan to make it more tech savvy.

Released Oct. 23, the six-point plan is designed to be both transparent and flexible, said Maria A. Pallante, director of the Copyright Office, in a statement included with the plan.

“Customers should be able to transact with the office easily, quickly and from anywhere at any time, using mobile technologies and any number of consumer-friendly platforms and devices to secure rights or access data,” she said.

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