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January 30, 1996

Shira Perlmutter Named to New Copyright Position

Shira Perlmutter has been appointed Associate Register of Copyrights for Policy and International Affairs. Ms. Perlmutter has been an associate professor of law at the Columbus Law School of the Catholic University of America, where she taught courses on both national and international copyright and trademark law. She also served as the copyright consultant to the Clinton administration's Advisory Committee on the National Information Infrastructure. Prior to her work at Catholic University, Ms. Perlmutter was an associate attorney with the law firms of Cowan, Leibowitz & Latman and also Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.

Ms. Perlmutter earned an A.B. degree in linguistics from Harvard University in 1978. She studied voice performance as a graduate student at Temple University from 1979-1980. In 1983, she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

She currently serves on three editorial or advisory boards for professional journals: the Bureau of National Affairs' Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Journal, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale, which focuses on international issues relating to authorship.

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PR 96-12
1/19/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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