The Copyright Royalty Board processed thousands of documents electronically through its new modernized system
WASHINGTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)
The Library of Congress Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recognizes the first anniversary of the launch of eCRB, an electronic filing and case management system developed in partnership with digital government services provider NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).
eCRB, developed in collaboration with NIC Federal, LLC, supports the Library of Congress’ (LOC) strategic goal to modernize its IT infrastructure by automating the traditional paper-based filing process for CRB proceedings. eCRB is accessible online at https://app.crb.gov.
Prior to eCRB, participants were required to submit the full range of litigation documents in paper, along with an electronic version on disposable media. Since eCRB’s launch, nearly 3,000 documents were filed through the system, saving approximately 169,000 pieces of paper – equal to approximately 20 trees.
“eCRB has reduced the time and resources that petitioners devote to filing documentation, and simplified the process for our staff to review documentation and quickly communicate with case participants,” said Suzanne Barnett, Chief Judge, Copyright Royalty Board.
The June 15, 2017 launch allowed users to file online for one of CRB’s most active periods of the year, the annual filing period for cable and satellite distribution claims occurring annually each July. More than 1,000 claim documents were filed in eCRB to date.
In addition to claim forms, registered eCRB users can now upload any litigation documents into eCRB for automated organization into CRB dockets. Filed documents and case information are easily tracked through account dashboards, system notifications, and status updates automatically provided by email. In addition, any member of the public can search for and retrieve the full range of public documents filed in CRB proceedings.
“NIC was proud to work with the Library of Congress to successfully launch a specialized court filing and management system just nine months after the contract began,” said Laura Johnson, General Manager of NIC Federal. “We are eager to continue the collaboration with the Copyright Royalty Board, making sure eCRB meets all users’ needs and expectations in the second year and beyond.”
About NIC Inc.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is 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 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all 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 and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.
About Copyright Royalty Board
The Copyright Royalty Board is responsible for adjusting the rates and terms of the statutory licenses and determining the distribution of royalties from the statutory license royalty pools that the Library of Congress administers.
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