Outstanding Women: Marybeth Peters

Law360, New York (April 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- About 40 years ago, Marybeth Peters took a job at the U.S. Library of Congress, and inadvertently discovered a passion for copyright law. Now, as the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, she shapes contentious decisions on the rights of artists, broadcasters, salesmen and consumers.

As register of the Copyright Office, Peters frequently weighs in on questions of how to adjust copyright laws to the new technology era, which brought a flood of new services and devices, including Internet-based radio, online music stores, MP3 players and...
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