Monday, October 24, 2016

Maria Pallante Removed as U.S. Register of Copyrights; Billboard, 10/21/16

Robert Levine, Billboard; Maria Pallante Removed as U.S. Register of Copyrights:
"U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was removed from her job Friday morning (Oct. 21) by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who has authority over the Copyright Office. Officially, Pallante has been appointed as a senior adviser for digital strategy for the Library of Congress, although it’s clear she was asked to step down. Karyn Temple Claggett, currently associate register of copyrights, has been appointed the acting register.
Pallante was locked out of the Library of Congress computer system this morning, according to two sources who spoke with Library employees."

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