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Today, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden announced her appointment of Karyn A. Temple as the new Register of Copyrights, a role she has filled on an acting basis since 2016. As the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, Ms. Temple will oversee the Office’s administration of major areas of copyright law, such as registration by copyright owners and various statutory licenses, as well as the advice the Office provides to Congress.
The following can be attributed to Ryan Clough, General Counsel at Public Knowledge:
“We congratulate Karyn Temple on becoming the 13th Register of Copyrights, and applaud Dr. Hayden for the wisdom of this selection. Ms. Temple is eminently qualified to lead the Copyright Office, and she has served admirably as Acting Register for the last two and a half years. In particular, Ms. Temple has already laid the groundwork for fixing the Copyright Office’s two biggest weaknesses: woefully-antiquated information systems and a lack of even handed credibility with all copyright stakeholders. We look forward to working with Register Temple and the Office in continuing this progress.”