Press Release Copyright Reform

Public Knowledge Welcomes Appointment of New Register of Copyrights

September 21, 2020 ,

Today, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden announced her appointment of Shira Perlmutter as the new Register of Copyrights.

As the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, Ms. Perlmutter 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 Meredith Rose, Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge:

“We are excited to hear that the search for a new Register has concluded, and congratulate Ms. Perlmutter on being named the next Register. We look forward to working with her to protect and advance the rights of everyday users, fans, and consumers online.”