WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Library of Congress Copyright Royalty Board announces the launch of eCRB, an electronic filing and case management system developed under contract with digital government services provider NIC Inc. eCRB is accessible online now at https://app.crb.gov.
The new eCRB will automate the traditional paper-based filing process for the Copyright Royalty Board proceedings. Prior to eCRB, participants were required to submit the full range of litigation documents in paper, along with an electronic version on disposable media. The timing of the launch coincides with a new regulation, published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2017. The regulation paves the way for most filings to occur within eCRB.
“eCRB offers participants a simple way to file and lessens the time and resources required to review and process Copyright Royalty Board documentation,” said Suzanne Barnett, Chief Judge, Copyright Royalty Board. “The launch of eCRB will speed up the claims process for cable and satellite royalty funds.” The claims period for filing claims to 2016 cable and satellite royalties begins on July 1, 2017.
Registered eCRB users can now upload documents into eCRB for automated organization into Copyright Royalty Board dockets. Filed documents and case information are easily tracked through account dashboards, system notifications, and status updates provided by email. In addition, any member of the public can search for and retrieve the full range of public documents filed in Copyright Royalty Board proceedings.
“NIC is pleased to work with the Library of Congress to offer electronic filing and case management capabilities to the Copyright Royalty Board through eCRB,” said Robert Knapp, NIC’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited that NIC can assist both the Copyright Royalty Judges with managing their proceedings and the many people who interact with the Copyright Royalty Board to file documents or conduct research.”
About NIC Inc.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.
About Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress. The Library is also home to the U.S. Copyright Office.
About Copyright Royalty Board
The Copyright Royalty Board is responsible for determining and adjusting royalty rates and terms of statutory copyright licenses and determining the distribution of royalties from the statutory license royalty pools that the Library of Congress administers.