September 21, 2020 |CEO's Corner
RIAA Statement on the Appointment of Shira Perlmutter as U.S. Register of Copyrights
Washington, D.C. (September 21,2020) Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement on the appointment of Shira Perlmutter as 14th U.S. Register of Copyrights (Perlmutter currently serves as the U.S. Patent Office’s Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs):
“The Recording Industry Association of America congratulates Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as the Fourteenth U.S. Register of Copyrights, and applauds Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, on an outstanding choice.
“No one knows more about copyright than Shira. In her long career of public service and scholarship, Register Perlmutter has consistently worked to promote understanding and progress in copyright law and has established herself as a preeminent authority. Her previous leadership experiences in academia and the private sector, along with her appointments at the U.S. Copyright Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will prove especially valuable in an increasingly interconnected global digital world.
“We also extend our gratitude to Acting Register Maria Strong for ensuring the office did not lose a step through a highly active and consequential transition period.
“We look forward to working with Register Perlmutter as she brings people together to advance the public good through a wise and rigorous understanding and application of U.S. Copyright law.”