U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante 'removed from her job'

According to a Billboard report, U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was removed from her job on Friday (October 21) by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who has authority over the Copyright Office. Pallante, who is known for her fair treatment of content creators, has been appointed as a senior digital strategy adviser for the Library of Congress, although industry watchers believe she was pushed out.

Billboard's story says that creative and media industries executives have expressed 'surprise and dismay' that Pallante, in the post since 2011, had been removed.

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