Copyright Office Seeks Judges For Revamped Arbitration System

Law360, New York (August 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking applicants for three new positions as copyright royalty judges, who will preside over proceedings to determine rates and the distribution of royalties under the $200 million U.S. copyright arbitration system.

The office, part of the Library of Congress, will appoint a Chief Copyright Royalty Judge, a Copyright Royalty Judge with significant knowledge of copyright law, and a Copyright Royalty Judge with significant knowledge of economics.

The recruitment is part of an effort to address industry frustrations over the much-maligned copyright...
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