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Maria Strong ’85

Posted On - Jan. 27

Maria Strong '85Maria Strong ’85 (Life member) has been appointed to lead the U.S. Copyright Office as Acting Register of Copyrights.

On December 18, 2019, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that she had appointed Strong as Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, effective January 5, 2020. “I am pleased to announce that Maria Strong has agreed to act as Register of Copyrights,” Hayden said. “Maria has had a stellar career here in the Copyright Office, and we are confident that she will ably guide the Office and continue to advance its many ongoing initiatives like modernization while we undertake the search for a permanent appointee.”

Strong joined the Copyright Office in 2010, and most recently served as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School, her M.A. in communications management from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications, and her B.A. in communication studies from UCLA.

For more details, see USCO press release here and the Library of Congress press release here.

Click here for a previous UCLA Alumni class note featuring Maria Strong.