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Librarian of Congress Names Jesse M. Feder Chief Copyright Royalty Judge and Richard C. Strasser Interim Copyright Royalty Judge
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced her selection of Jesse M. Feder as the new chief copyright royalty judge and head of the Copyright Royalty Board. Feder will be replacing chief judge Suzanne Barnett who, having served in the position since 2012, will retire from federal service effective February 16. Feder has served as a copyright royalty judge since 2013. To fill the vacancy left by Feder's appointment, the Librarian of Congress has appointed Richard C. Strasser interim copyright royalty judge. Strasser will serve for a period of six months or until the Librarian fills the position permanently. Strasser has been senior staff attorney on the Copyright Royalty Board since its inception in 2007 and previously served as an interim copyright royalty judge in 2012.

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