Judge Roberts Reappointed
Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, reappointed Judge
William J. Roberts to a six-year term as United States Copyright
Royalty Judge. The Librarian surveyed the public most familiar with
the work of the Judge and considered the positive response in making
the appointment. Judge Roberts was appointed to a two-year term on
January 11, 2006, after serving as senior attorney for compulsory licenses
in the Copyright General Counsel office.
He entered the Copyright Office
in 1987 as an attorney advisor. Judge Roberts was the attorney for
the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel for the entire 12 years it
existed. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law
and serves as an adjunct member of the faculty at George Mason University
School of Law, teaching copyright law.