PRESS RELEASE: DiMA Statement on the Passing of Former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters




DiMA Statement on the Passing of Former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters

Peters’ contributions were key to modernizing music licensing

Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2022) – Digital Media Association President and CEO Garrett Levin today offered the following statement on the legacy of former U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters who served in the role from 1994 through 2010.

“Marybeth Peters’ diligence and vision helped intellectual property owners and licensees navigate through a time of change as the internet came of age. Her early recognition of and contributions to needed reforms for music licensing in the digital age were critical to laying the groundwork for Congress’ eventual passage of the Music Modernization Act and the economic comeback story of the music industry. To Marybeth’s family, friends, and those who worked with her, we share our condolences while recognizing her immense legacy of support for an efficient, fair, and modern copyright system.”


About The Digital Media Association (DiMA):

DiMA is the leading organization advocating for the digital music innovations that have created unparalleled consumer choice and revolutionized the way music fans and artists connect. Representing the world’s leading music streaming companies – Amazon, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube – DiMA’s mission is to promote and protect the ability of music fans to engage with creative content whenever and wherever they want and for artists to more easily reach old fans and make new ones.