Hollywood-friendly copyright bill passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make the Register of Copyright a presidentially appointed position, instead of a part of the Library of Congress. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will now move to the Senate, where it’s being put forward by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

As we’ve written previously, this bill would grant the US Copyright Office more agency in advocating for specific copyright policy — something that’s...

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