IFRRO Statement on the U.S. Copyright Register

At its Annual General Meeting 2016 in Amsterdam, IFRRO members adopted a statement on the U.S. Copyright Register. IFRRO acknowledges the work of Maria Pallante, her resignation is a tremendous loss for the Copyright Office and for America’s creators, innovators, and users of copyrighted works. 
 
The statement also expresses IFRRO’s support to the Acting Register, Karyn Temple Claggett, while the search for a permanent replacement is in process. In IFRRO's view, the next Register of copyrights should be dedicated to continuing to protect creative rights and deeply knowledgeable on copyright. IFRRO also stresses the importance of transparency in the appointment process. 
 
The full statement is available here