1. Copyright Royalty Board Appoints Suzanne M. Barnett to Chief Copyright Judge

    April 13, 2012 4:06 PM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be led by a new chief copyright judge with the appointment of Suzanne M. Barnett to that position. She was picked by the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington to replace outgoing Chief Copyright Royalty James S ...

  2. Copyright Office To Debut Online Registration System

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Copyright Office in the Library of Congress will debut a new online registration system on July 1, according to the organization. The move is part of its multi-year effort to move from a paper-based to a Web-based processing environment, ...

  3. Copyright Chief Urges Licensing Reform

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. copyright chief today spoke out against the way the music publishing industry is set up to license digital music services. Testifying before members of a House Subcommittee, Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters called it "archaic, ...

  4. The Publishers' Place

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Complaints over digital music licensing come from many sources, often hitting a sour note with publishers. But when a veteran copyright expert like U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters gives ad Complaints over digital music licensing come f ...

  5. Behind the Deal: Music Licensing Reform & Proposed Bills

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For more than a year, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has been holding hearings on music licensing needs in the digital age. It has For more than a year, the U.S. House Judic ...

  6. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  7. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

  8. Sponsors Seek To Amend Induce Act

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four leading Senate co-sponsors of the pending Induce Act have convinced U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to work out concerns about the legislation that were raised by technology and c WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The four leading Senate co ...

  9. Sponsors Seek To Amend Induce Act

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Senators want more restrictive language. The four leading Senate co-sponsors of the pending Induce Act have convinced U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters to work out concerns about the legislation that were raised by technology and consume ...