The U.S. Copyright Office today released its report outlining priorities and special projects the office will tackle over the next two years. Many of the issues included in the report are incredibly important to the music community. As we are all too aware, the digital age has created great complexities within our copyright system. The issues that the Copyright Office has put forth in its report demonstrate its leadership in tackling these complexities and finding appropriate solutions. The report serves as a useful template as we look forward to a future where our copyright system incentivizes creators and innovators and fairly compensates rights holders. We commend Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante for this useful report and we look forward to working with her and her office on these thoughtful priorities and projects.
By Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA