William J. Roberts

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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).[1]


"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."[2]

Contact information

Copyright Royalty Board
P.O. Box 70977
Washington DC 20024-0977
Phone: 202 707-7658
Web: http://www.loc.gov/crb/
Web: http://www.copyright.gov/crj/

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  1. Background, CRB website, accessed July 16, 2007.
  2. Background, CRB website, accessed July 16, 2007.

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