Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Copyright Office’

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

Copyright 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

Copyright 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.

Phantom Signals to be a Ghost of Satellite Legislation

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

The American Cable Association praised the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for recently passing bills that would change the rule allowing for redistribution of copyrighted content by cable television operators. ACA said the rule had been a financial burden on small and mid-sized cable operators, especially operators that have consolidated operations in the pursuit of greater efficiency.

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