WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 21, 2020 – SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe issued the following statement today following Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden’s appointment of Shira Perlmutter as the next Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office:
Shira Perlmutter’s extensive background both in government and the private sector makes her an inspired choice to be the Register of Copyrights. Her experience as chief policy offer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, overseeing intellectual property policy at Time Warner, and advising the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva gives her the diverse background and expertise to help guide copyright policy and create procedures and practices. Her appointment reflects the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden’s commitment to setting the highest standards for U.S. copyright policy, and we look forward to working with Shira as we strive for a more fair, equitable and modern copyright system.