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Webinar: “Copyright Office Comes to California” Copyright Policy in 2021 – Day 1

April 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 2:20 pm

This program offers 2 participatory MCLE credit.


From the Register
Register Shira Perlmutter will discuss the Office’s priorities and major initiatives, including how the Office is implementing changes in copyright legislation and regulation, and the modernization of copyright practice.

Break  12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

Legislative Overview
An overview of recent copyright law and introduction to the legislative agenda of the new Congress.

Break 1:25 PM – 1:35 PM

Regulatory Update
The Office will review its major regulatory initiatives, including the Music Modernization Act and blanket license availability, CASE Act Implementation, and the 1201 Rulemaking.

Speakers: Shira Perlmutter, Kevin Amer, and Anna Chauvet

Moderators: Angus M. MacDonald and John R. Wierzbicki


Shira Perlmutter is the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, appointed as of October 25, 2020.

Prior to her appointment, Perlmutter served as Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Before that, she was the Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at Time Warner, and worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva as a consultant on copyright and electronic commerce. 

In 1995, she was appointed as the first Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, and was also copyright consultant to the Clinton Administration’s Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure. Before that, she was a law professor at The Catholic University of America. She also practiced law in New York City, specializing in copyright and trademark counseling and litigation. She is a co-author of a leading casebook on international intellectual property law and policy. Perlmutter received her AB from Harvard University and her JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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