Today in Copyright History: 8/7

On August 7, 1994, Marybeth Peters was appointed the eleventh Register of Copyrights.  She joined the U.S. Copyright Office staff in 1966 as a music examiner, and advanced to positions at all levels of the Office, including acting general counsel, policy planning advisor, chief of the Examining Division, chief of the Information and Reference Division, and attorney-advisor.  Peters was instrumental in the consideration and enactment of most of the 40 amendments to Title 17 that were enacted during her time as Register, and her 16-year tenure as Register was exceeded in length only by the 33-year stint of the first Register, Thorvald Solberg.  From the History of Copyright Timeline at the U.S. Copyright Office.

 Public domain, via the U.S. Copyright Office.

Public domain, via the U.S. Copyright Office.