Marybeth Peters (born June 12, 1939 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is an American attorney who served as the 11th United States Register of Copyrights from August 7, 1994 to December 31, 2010. Prior to serving as register, Peters held the positions of Policy Planning Adviser to the Register, Acting General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office, Copyright Office and as chief of both the Examining Division and the Information and Reference Divisions. In addition to over 40 years of service to the Copyright Office, Peters served as a consultant on copyright law to the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (1989–1990). She obtained her B.S. degree from Rhode Island College in 1961 and her Juris Doctor, J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 1971. Peters retired on December 31, 2010. She was succeeded by Maria Pallante, previously senior adviser to the Librarian of Congress. she is an Intellectual Property Advisor with the law firm Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe.


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