Librarian of Congress Appoints a New Chief Copyright Royalty Judge and Interim Copyright Royalty Judge

 Carla Hayden has simply named two judges on the Copyright Royalty Board.

The Librarian of Congress has confirmed a significant appointment.

Carla Hayden has chosen Judge Jesse Feder as the brand new Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.  He’ll additionally function Head of the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).

Feder will substitute outgoing Chief Judge Suzanne Barnett, who will retire from federal service on February 16th.  She had served within the place since 2012.

In an announcement, Hayden expressed her gratitude for Feder’s years of service on the CRB and on the Library of Congress.  He has offered “experience, perception, and institutional data,” making him the right candidate.

Hayden additionally thanked Barnett for her dedication and in a position service over the previous 7 years.

Feder at present serves as a choose on the CRB.  He has over 25 years of expertise in copyright and mental property regulation.  Feder has beforehand served as Director of International Trade and Intellectual Property for the Business Software Alliance.  Other positions embrace Acting Associate Register on the U.S. Copyright Office, and Legal Adviser within the Office of the General Counsel for the Library of Congress.

The Librarian of Congress additionally confirmed one other appointment.  To fill Feder’s emptiness, Hayden has named Richard C. Strasser as Interim Copyright Royalty Judge.  He’ll serve for a interval of six months, or till Hayden fills the place completely.  She’ll submit the place of Copyright Royalty Judge throughout the subsequent few weeks.

Strasser has served as Senior Staff Attorney on the CRB since its inception in 2007.  He has broad expertise in economics and finance.  At the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Strasser served as Attorney Fellow for a number of years.  He targeted totally on market construction and derivatives.  Strasser has additionally revealed articles coping with financial and monetary evaluation.

Speaking about Strasser’s interim appointment, Hayden stated,

I prolong my gratitude to Judge Strasser for being prepared as soon as once more to serve on this vital function.

“His service will allow the Board to proceed its vital work uninterrupted whereas we recruit a everlasting alternative.


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