Press Releases from the Copyright Office

This page contains copyright-related press releases issued by the Library of Congress. Read NewsNet for more news about U.S. Copyright Office hearings, deadlines for comments, new and proposed regulations, new publications, and other copyright-related subjects.


Erik Bertin Appointed Deputy Director for Registration Policy and Practice (April 06, 2015)

Ricardo Farraj-Feijoo Appointed Director of Copyright Technology Office (February 23, 2015)

Catherine R. Rowland Appointed Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights (February 23, 2015)

Sarang V. Damle Appointed Deputy Counsel (January 09, 2015)

Maria S. Strong Appointed Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs (January 09, 2015)


William J. Roberts Jr. Appointed Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education (September 17, 2014)

Douglas Ament Appointed Chief Information Officer (March 10, 2014)

Elizabeth R. Scheffler Appointed Director of Office of Public Records and Repositories (March 10, 2014)


Jacqueline C. Charlesworth Appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights (July 30, 2013)

Robert Kasunic Named Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy & Practices (April 16, 2013)

Karyn A. Temple Named Associate Register of Copyright (January 30, 2013)


Register of Copyrights Names Chief of Operations (December 17, 2012)

Associate Register of Copyrights Michele Woods Appointed to WIPO (May 29, 2012)


Register of Copyrights Names Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs (October 26, 2011)

Director of U.S. Copyright Office Announces Priorities, Special Projects for Next Two Years (October 25, 2011)

Maria Pallante Appointed 12th Register of Copyrights (June 1, 2011)


Maria Pallante Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights (December 17, 2010)

Librarian of Congress Announces DMCA Section 1201 Rules for Exemptions Regarding Circumvention of Access-Control Technologies (July 26, 2010)