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Marybeth Peters, American copyrights register. Bar: District of Columbia 1973. Member American Bar Association, Copyright Society United States of America, Computer Law Association (board directors), District of Columbia Computer Law Forum.

Background

Peters, Marybeth was born on June 12, 1939 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States.

Education

Student, University Rhode Island, 1958. Bachelor of Science in Education, Rhode Island College, 1961. Juris Doctor (honours), George Washington University, 1971.

Career

Prior to serving as register, Peters held the positions of Policy Planning Adviser to the Register, Acting General Counsel of the Copyright Office and as chief of both the Examining Division and the Information and Reference Divisions. In addition to over 40 years of service to the Copyright Office, Peters served as a consultant on copyright law to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (1989–1990). She obtained her B.S. degree from Rhode Island College in 1961 and her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 1971.

Peters retired on December 31, 2010. She was succeeded by Maria Pallante, previously senior adviser to the Librarian of Congress.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1973.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Copyright Society United States of America, Computer Law Association (board directors), District of Columbia Computer Law Forum.