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Tillis Seeks More Details on Copyright Office IT Modernization (1)

Nov. 21, 2019, 11:41 PMUpdated: Nov. 22, 2019, 4:38 PM

The U.S. Copyright Office should consider sharing a “backlog” list of planned information technology upgrade action items, Sen. Thom Tillis said in a letter to the Library of Congress.

Tillis (R- N.C.), who chairs the Senate Judiciary’s intellectual property subcommittee, wrote to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Nov. 21 in a bid to add transparency to the Copyright Office’s ongoing IT modernization efforts. The IT systems at the agency, which is within the Library of Congress, have drawn complaints from attorneys and lawmakers for being outdated and inefficient.

Tillis said the office doesn’t need to provide “sensitive information” but could...

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