Copyright Alliance Applauds Maria Strong Being Named Acting Register of Copyrights

December 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. – In response to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden appointing Maria Strong as Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office effective January 5, 2020, the Copyright Alliance issued the following statement by CEO Keith Kupferschmid:

“We are pleased to learn that Maria Strong has been appointed as the Acting Register of Copyrights. Maria and I have known one another for more than 20 years, so I take great pleasure in seeing her recognized for her impressive career, which includes nearly ten years at the Copyright Office. I know Maria to be a thoughtful, knowledgeable and experienced stalwart on copyright law and policy. At this crucial time, when the Office is undergoing a complete modernization of its systems and processes and making changes to its registration system and other services, Maria’s thoughtful and steady approach will benefit all users of the Copyright Office as the search for the next permanent Register gets underway.”



The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing the copyright interests of over 1.8 million individual creators and over 13,000 organizations in the United States, 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. For more information, please visit