Register to Moderate Panel at International Book
Issue No. 477 - November 19, 2012

Summit Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, will moderate "Copyright and the Book: A Conversation about Authors, Publishers, and the Public Interest," on December 7 at the 2012 International Summit of the Book at the Library of Congress. The panel will feature Tom Allen of the Association of American Publishers, James S. Shapiro of Columbia University and the Authors Guild, and Peter Jaszi of American University's Washington College of Law. The summit is a two-day event sponsored by the Library of Congress to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying scholarship and culture worldwide. The entire program is available at

Library of Congress Seeks Copyright Royalty Judge

The Library of Congress seeks an attorney in good standing with a minimum of seven years' legal experience and significant knowledge of economics to join the Copyright Royalty Board. The incumbent will participate on a three-judge panel in quasi-judicial administrative proceedings related to the determination of copyright royalty rates and terms and the distribution of collected royalties. The incumbent will also have full responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Chief Copyright Royalty Judge pursuant to chapter 8 of the copyright law. The application deadline is December 14. For more information, go to

Copyright Office Extends Period for Requests to Participate in Los Angeles

Small Copyright Claims Hearings In response to several inquiries, the Copyright Office is further extending the time to submit requests to participate in the public meeting to consider remedies for small copyright claims to be held in Los Angeles on November 26 and 27, 2012. Requests to participate are now due by Wednesday, November 21, 2012. For more information, see