Washington DC
13 January 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Ex US Copyright Office leader heads to trade group


Former US register of copyright Maria Pallante has joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as president and CEO.

She will succeed Tom Allen, who has been the AAP’s president and CEO since 2009.

Pallante led the US Copyright Office for five years, until she resigned as the register of copyright in 2016 and declined offers for a new role as senior advisor for digital strategy.

Speaking on her move, Pallante said: “I am deeply inspired by the value of the American publishing industry.”

“Publishers promote literature, literacy, education and research around the world, while advocating for free speech, creating jobs, and making considerable contributions to the global marketplace.”

“It will be a privilege to present thee interest in matters of policy, trade and business.”

As president and CEO of the AAP, Pallante will oversee advocacy and communications activities to protect copyright, promote literacy, defend freedom of speech, improve education, and advance scientific progress.

YS Chi, chairman of the AAP’s board of directors, said: “Maria Pallante is a creative, forward-thinking leader who has earned the deep respect of members of congress as well as intellectual property experts around the world.”

“The board believes she is an excellent choice for president and CEO as she brings to AAP considerable expertise in many of the issues facing the publishing industry.”

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