The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act
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The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act

U.S. Copyright Policy for the 21st Century

Christopher S. Reed

The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act provides a unique perspective on one of the most active periods of copyright policy discourse in the United States since the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976. Christopher S. Reed documents and assesses the major issues confronting the U.S. copyright system today, offering an inside view of the Copyright Office’s attempts at reform as part of a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics between key stakeholder communities, government and legislation.
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Chapter 10: Regime changes

Christopher S. Reed

Abstract

In the middle of 2015, the longtime Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced that he would retire at the beginning of 2016. Just three months later, he unexpectedly retired early. Shortly after her appointment, Billington’s replacement, Dr. Carla Hayden, removed Maria Pallante as the Register of Copyrights, leading to a frenzy among stakeholders.

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