The new Register of Copyrights is Maria Pallante, appointed to this permanent position by the Librarian of Congress on June 1st.
Ms. Pallante becomes the 12th Register in the history of the U.S. Copyright Office. She follows in the foot steps of the recently retired Marybeth Peters. Ms. Pallante has spent much of her career as IP counsel and director of licensing for the Guggenheim Museums in New York. More on this appointment is available from the Copyright Office press release.