Should the U.S. Copyright Office Have a Political Agenda?


Kate Harveston

Kate Harveston is originally from Williamsport, PA and holds a bachelor's degree in English. She enjoys writing about health and social justice issues. When she isn't writing, she can usually be found curled up reading dystopian fiction or hiking and searching for inspiration. If you like her writing, follow her blog, So Well, So Woman.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    This is a really great post and I’ve been thinking about this.

    This strikes me as a post where the ideal candidate is, effectively, an automaton.

    But we’ve created a culture where you have to have an opinion, you have to take a moral stance or else you’re bad.

    And so now, of course we have to make this office have a political agenda. Lest we stand idly by as injustice happens. And if the wrong person happens to get elected and appoint the wrong person? Well, at least we tried to stand up to injustice rather than settling for some functionary pretend to be dispassionately giving opinions on copyright law or pretending that s/he didn’t have an opinion on the new copyrightable works s/he was registering.Report