Director of Copyright Technology Office
Ricardo Farraj-Feijoo is director of the Copyright Technology Office for the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective February 23, 2015.
Farraj-Feijoo is responsible for the oversight and administration of technology issues affecting registration and recordation and provides leadership on the development and implementation of technology initiatives. He oversees compliance issues with federal law, regulations, information technology standards, and best practices.
Prior to joining the Copyright Office, Farraj-Feijoo served as director of information technology services within the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he implemented cloud-based solutions as well as server virtualization farms. He also worked in the information technology department of the Library of Congress and for the Congressional Research Service.
Farraj-Feijoo served for 10 years in the U.S. Army, completing tours in Germany and Korea. As a noncommissioned officer, he supported Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield while stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, MD.
About the USCO
Congress established the Copyright Office as a separate department within the Library of Congress in 1897 and created the position of Register of Copyrights to lead it. The United States Copyright Office administers the nation’s copyright laws as set forth in the Copyright Act and provides impartial assistance to Congress, the courts, and executive branch agencies on questions of national and international copyright law and policy.