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Registers of Copyrights: 120 of Excellence in Service by Terrica Carrington

This past Saturday marked 120 years since the appointment of the first Register of Copyrights, Thorvald Solberg, in 1897. Thirty years prior to his appointment, then-Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Rand Spofford began pushing for a change in the law, which would require copyright holders to send deposit copies of their work to th...

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Registers of Copyrights: 120 of Excellence in Service

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The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators.

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Contributed to US GDP

5.5 million

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In Annual Wages