March 27, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of Karyn Temple as the Register of Copyrights:

“The U.S. Chamber congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment as Register of Copyrights by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The Register, and the Copyright Office she leads, is essential to advancing the rights of American creators. As Acting Register, Ms. Temple has garnered broad support from both Congress and a diverse group of stakeholder groups. We applaud Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for this appointment, and the members of Congress who supported Ms. Temple for this important position. We look forward to continuing to work with her to champion American creativity.”

The Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.