Copyright Office to Co-Host Celebration with Copyright Society of U.S.A.

The U.S. Copyright Office will co-host a gala with the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on June 7, 2014, in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The gala will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A (CSUSA) and the field of copyright law. At the gala, President Joseph Salvo will present the Copyright Society’s Excellence in Creativity Award to composer and dramatist Stephen Schwartz (whose works include “Wicked,” “Pippin,” and “Godspell”). The gala celebration coincides with the annual meeting of the CSUSA, which will take place at the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Hotel from June 8 through June 10.

The Honorable Judy Chu, Representative from the 27th Congressional District of California and member of the House Judiciary Committee, and the Honorable Beth Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver keynote addresses. Representative Chu will speak the morning of June 10 about the role of Congress in copyright policy, and Ms. Brinkmann will speak at lunch on June 9 about the role of the Justice Department in copyright litigation. Also on June 9, Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will present an overview of key legal and regulatory developments for the Copyright Office. Robert Brauneis, Abraham Kaminstein Scholar in Residence; Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel; and Karyn A. Temple, Director of Policy and International Affairs, will also speak for the Copyright Office.

To register for the gala or the program, please visit the CSUSA website.