Pallante Appointed Permanent Head of Copyright Office
Copyright, Intellectual Property, People
June 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 – Librarian of Congress James Billington made permanent the appointment of Maria Pallante to the top post at the U.S. Copyright Office, where she has served as Acting Register of Copyrights since the beginning of the year.
Pallante’s appointment secures her spot as the successor of Marybeth Peters, who retired from the Copyright Office at the end of 2010 after 16 years of service.
Interim Register of Copyrights Named As Marybeth Peters Retires
December 20th, 2010
On Friday, the Library of Congress announced that it has put Senior Adviser Maria Pallante in charge as the current Register Marybeth Peters retires at the end of the year.
U.S. Copyright Chief Marybeth Peters, Who Presided Over Office’s Expansive Influence, to Retire
September 13th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2010 — The U.S. top policy chief in charge of steering and influencing the nation’s positions on copyright issues is to retire by the end of the year, the copyright office announced Monday.
Marybeth Peters became Register in 1994, which the copyright office said is the second-longest term served by anyone other than the first Register ever Thorvald Solberg.
Free At Last? Obama Admin Jailbreaks iPhone, Sanctions MashUps, Blesses Security Research
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Uncategorized, Wireless
July 27th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2010 – The US Copyright Office on Monday addressed many of the longstanding criticisms of a digital-era copyright law when it granted all of the exemptions to the law (under certain circumstances) requested by a flagship digital rights group.
The Google Book Search Settlement: Some Authors Still Fear It Robs Them of Power at the Bargaining Table
Copyright, Intellectual Property
May 10th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2010 – Science fiction author Michael Capobianco has spent much of his life writing about the futuristic subject of space exploration – nevertheless he’s not willing to become part of the new world that Google would create with its book search class- action lawsuit settlement agreement.