2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 20–21, 2010 • Boston, Massachusetts, USA • The Charles Hotel


Marybeth Peters
Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office, Alexandria

Marybeth Peters has served as the United States Register of Copyrights since August 7, 1994, and has worked in the U.S. Copyright Office for more than 40 years. As Register, she testifies before Congress and frequently speaks on copyright-related topics at conferences throughout the United States and abroad. From 1983-1994 she held the position of Policy Planning Advisor to the Register. She has also served as Acting General Counsel of the Copyright Office and as Chief of both the Examining Division and the Information and Reference Division. Ms. Peters served as a consultant on copyright law to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1989-1990. She is the author of The General Guide to the Copyright Act of 1976.

Ms. Peters received her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College and her law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law Center. She has served as a lecturer in the Communications Law Institute of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and as adjunct professor of copyright law at The University of Miami School of Law and at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the ALAI-USA (Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale), and the ITechLaw Association.