The Songwriters Guild of America applauds the selection of Shira Perlmutter as the next Register of Copyrights.
Ms. Perlmutter has dedicated her entire professional career to serious study of the importance of strong copyright protections to maintaining a healthy democracy and a vibrant economy, and to acting on her knowledge to ensure that the voice of the creator is always heard. Her love and respect for the creative arts is well known throughout the community of songwriters and composers, and there will likely be unanimous music creator approval of this excellent choice by the Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden. Thanks are due to her staff, and the entire staff of the US Copyright Office, including general counsel Regan Smith and especially acting Register Maria Strong, who is to be thanked and congratulated for an interim job superbly done.
Congratulations to Ms. Perlmutter, with whom we look forward to working for many years to come in the advancement and protection of the rights of authors and creators.
President, Songwriters Guild of America, Inc.
Officer, Music Creators North America.
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