25 June 2008

Copyright Office Upgrading to 1980s Technology!

It's not quite that bad, but it sure seems that way. As of 01 July, the Copyright Office will deploy a new online system for registering copyright in most textual works. The description of the system does sound very 1982ish to me: Almost identical to the initial entry of personnel information in the military. That's beside the point though; the IRS still uses technology from the 1970s...

In any event, the key point is this: Using the new system can save ten bucks a pop.