Another step in the automation of the copyright office. Via Ars Technica:
550,000 registrations a year pass through the Copyright Office, so it’s in both the government’s and the taxpayers’ interest to make the system efficient enough to process those applications in a timely manner. On Tuesday, the Copyright Office will throw the switch on a system called, creatively, the “electronic Copyright Office,” or eCO. The system has been in beta for months, and it allows creators to submit copyright registrations and even some actual works directly through the tubes.