House Judiciary Committee Testimony

On February 26, 2015, Nancy testified before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing on “The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources” as a representative of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Nancy emphasized the growing importance of copyright in today’s digital economy, and urged legislators to support a well-functioning Copyright Office.

“Creative expression is a key driver of our Nation’s social and economic wellbeing, and the Copyright Office plays a critical role in our Nation’s copyright system [...] inadequate resources and lack of autonomy have left the Office understaffed and its technology outdated [...].” - Nancy Mertzel

To listen to the full testimony or access the transcript, please click here.