Copyright Alliance CEO Applauds Senate Introduction of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

May 3, 2017


Washington, D.C. Today, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid issued the following statement in support of the Senate’s introduction of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act:

“We applaud the introduction of today’s legislation by the current and former Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Sens. Grassley, Feinstein, Hatch, and Leahy. The bill’s introduction continues the strong, bipartisan bicameral support for adopting a more neutral and transparent process for selecting future Registers of Copyrights, and is an important first step in establishing a modern and efficient Copyright Office that is critical to a 21st century copyright system. We thank the Senators for their diligence and support and are optimistic that legislation to make the Register a Presidential Appointee can be considered and enacted swiftly in the Senate.”



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

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You can download the pdf version of this statement here.