William J. Roberts
William J. Roberts was appointed on January 11, 2006, by Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington to serve a two-year term as a copyright royalty judge on the three-member Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).
"Judge Roberts began his legal career in the Copyright Office in 1987. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he served as an attorney advisor in the Copyright General Counsel’s Office and was promoted to senior attorney for compulsory licenses. He was a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel attorney for the entire 12-year history of the panel. Since the inception of the Copyright Royalty Board, Judge Roberts has served as interim senior attorney. He is an adjunct faculty member at the George Mason University School of Law where he teaches copyright law."
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Related SourceWatch articles
- "Appointment of Copyright Royalty Judges. Special Announcement from the Librarian of Congress," CRB, January 4, 2006.
- "Adjunct Professor William Roberts Sworn in as New Copyright Royalty Judge," George Mason University School of Law, September 22, 2006.