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.
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.