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To Promote American Innovation, We’ve Got to Modernize The US Copyright Office

August 5, 2016

Today, if you wish to get a copyright for a musical composition or a book, don’t expect things to move at warp speed. A snail’s pace is more like it.

You submit a form. Once eight to 14 months have elapsed, your claim finally may be processed.

Why is this? Strangely enough, much of the U.S. Copyright Office is run on an antiquated, paper-driven bookkeeping system, and it does not deal at all with the enforcement of copyright.

In 2010, employment related to intellectual property amounted to 27.1 million jobs, or 18.8 percent of employment in our economy.

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