We wrote here about the Congressional proposal to make the Register of Copyrights a Presidential appointee subject to Congressional approval, rather than a selection of the Librarian of Congress. That bill, HR-1695 (an updated version of which is available here), despite some expressed concerns from certain advocacy groups about the potentially making that position more partisan and political, was approved this week by the House of Representatives on a 378 to 48 vote. The next stop for this reform effort will be the Senate, where thus far legislation to accomplish that end has not been approved. Watch for further action there in coming months.