WaPo: © 2009? Wishful Thinking, Perhaps, as Backlog Mounts:
The problem has tripled the processing time for a copyright from six to 18 months, and delays are expected to get worse in coming months. The library’s inspector general has warned that the backlog threatens the integrity of the U.S. copyright system.
The irony is that the slowdown stems from a new $52 million electronic process that is supposed to speed the way writers and others register their literary, musical or visual work.
UPDATE: 43(B)log comments on the article.