Motion Picture Association Statement on Passing of Marybeth Peters

September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement on the passing of Marybeth Peters, the 11th United States Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, from Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of the Motion Picture Association:

“We’re saddened today to learn of the passing of my colleague and mentor Marybeth Peters, the 11th United States Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Register Peters was an unparalleled expert on copyright law and policy, and a true giant in the copyright community as a friend, scholar and mentor to many.

“Part of Marybeth’s lasting legacy will always be her work to implement the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which are both fundamental parts of modern U.S. copyright law. She was also an inspiring leader and educator, instrumental in developing numerous copyright-focused legal groups and teaching copyright law at several law schools around the country.

“Our thoughts are with her family and the larger copyright legal community during this time.”

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About The Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Netflix Studios, LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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