September 30, 2022
The Entertainment Software Association joins many others in D.C. and around the world today mourning the passing of former United States Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters, who died yesterday after a long illness.
A dedicated public servant, her tenure as U.S. Register of Copyrights was significant because she not only helped implement the 1976 Copyright Act but also oversaw the passage and implementation of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the law that governs copyright on the internet. The ESA and its members rely on the DMCA to protect video games against copyright infringement.
“Marybeth Peters helped shape and influence how we treat and protect creative works in the U.S. and throughout the world,” ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis said. “A compassionate leader who worked her way up through the Copyright Office, Marybeth’s leadership and expertise will continue to influence all of us in the entertainment and video game space for decades to come. We will miss her dearly.”
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