Marybeth Peters

Marybeth Peters has worked in the United States copyright office for 40 years and has become one of the country’s leading authorities on the copyright laws as it relates to published and performed music. Our interview with her included information regarding her career as well as a wonderful review of the history of US music copyright and how it has changed over the years. While attending law school, Marybeth discovered the copyright office as a branch of the Library of Congress and was hired as a music examiner. After developing a love and passion for the copyright law, she decided to stay.


Interview Date:
April 27, 2006
Job Title:
Register of Copyrights
United States Government

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