U.S. Chamber Applauds Copyright Modernization Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center Executive Vice President Mark Elliot released the following statement praising a copyright review proposal announced today by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.):

“We applaud House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers for their thoughtful and comprehensive proposal to address much-needed modernization and technological upgrades for the U.S. Copyright Office.

“American creators, companies and consumers deserve a Copyright Office that can fulfill its mission efficiently, and these technical upgrades will help move the Office into the digital era to better meet the needs its customers.

“American companies from the content and technology sectors will especially benefit from the IT upgrades that are long overdue for this office. We are pleased that Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers, along with their colleagues, have made this issue the first policy proposal to come out of the committee’s copyright review process. We look forward to working with Congress to address the pressing needs of this important Office.”

The Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center is working around the world to champion intellectual property (IP) rights as vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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