On September 21, Shira Perlmutter was appointed as Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office.
According to the Copyright Office's announcement, Ms. Perlmutter will assume the role of Register in late October. Congratulations to Ms. Perlmutter on her appointment.
Free State Foundation Randolph May and I provide a brief history of the Copyright Office and recommend structural reforms for the Office in chapter 7 of our new book, Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age – Constitutional Foundations for Reform.