Information Technology Architecture for Royalty Management System


Organization:  Library of Congress, Washington, DC


Project Contact:  Jim Enzinna, Chief, Licensing Division


Project Description:
The Library of Congress (LOC) Copyright Office (CO) is an office of record, a place where claims to copyright are registered and where documents relating to copyright may be recorded when the requirements of the copyright law are met. The Copyright Office furnishes information about the provisions of the copyright law and the procedures for making a registration or recordation, explains the operations and practices of the Copyright Office, and reports on facts found in the public records of the Office. The Office also administers the mandatory deposit provisions of the copyright law and the various compulsory licensing provisions of the law, which include collecting royalties.


In addition, the Copyright Office provides expert assistance to Congress on intellectual property matters; advises Congress on anticipated changes in U.S. copyright law; analyzes and assists in drafting copyright legislation and legislative reports; provides and undertakes studies for Congress; and offers advice to Congress on compliance with multilateral agreements, such as the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. The Office works with the executive branch’s Department of State, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, and the Department of Commerce in providing technical expertise in negotiations for international intellectual property agreements; and provides technical assistance to other countries in developing their own copyright laws.


Vcentra has been selected to establish a hosting environment for development, test, staging, and production infrastructure to support the RMS as well as covering optional services required to integrate and provide operational support to the RMS. The hosting environment will be used to support the COTS middleware solution that will have both public and LOC accessed components.  The system will also interface with a financial system located within the LOC and pay.gov hosted by the Department of Treasury. 

























"The U.S. Copyright Office needs to more progressively address 21st-century technology issues, and needs to move its internal processes into the modern era, as well."


- Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

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