Maria Strong Appointed Director of Policy and International Affairs

Written April 25, 2019

The US Copyright Office on April 24, 2019, announced that Maria Strong will serve as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs at the United States Copyright Office, effective April 23, 2019.

Strong has served as deputy director of policy and international affairs for the Copyright Office since January 2015. "Maria has been a valued part of the leadership team for many years," said Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple. "The Office has often benefitted from her wise counsel, stewardship, and well-known expertise in copyright law."

In her position, Strong will assist the Register with critical policy functions of the Office, including domestic and international policy analyses, legislative support, and trade negotiations.

She directs the Office of Policy and International Affairs, which represents the U.S. Copyright Office at meetings of government officials concerned with the international aspects of copyright protection and enforcement, and provides regular support to Congress.