Register Karyn A. Temple Announces Departure from the Copyright Office

Written December 11, 2019

The US Copyright Office on December 9, 2019, announced that Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple will be leaving the Copyright Office on January 3, 2020, to accept a new position with the Motion Picture Association. Temple has worked at the Copyright Office since 2011, first in the Office of Policy and International Affairs where she advised Congress on important copyright law and policy issues and was involved in several treaty negotiations, including the successful Marrakesh treaty.

"Karyn has been a huge asset for the US Copyright Office throughout her tenure here. Her leadership in the effort to modernize the Copyright Office's IT infrastructure, in close collaboration with the Library of Congress, has greatly improved critical functions and paved the way for a modernized Copyright system," said Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. The Librarian of Congress is developing a transition plan and will appoint an Acting Register, who will serve during the search for the next Register.