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U.S. Copyright Office’s First Chief Economist Is Brent Lutes

April 12, 2022, 3:16 PM

The United States Copyright Office announced the appointment of their first chief economist, Dr. Brent Lutes, effective April 10.

In this position, Lutes will evaluate the economic impacts of programs and policies relating to the U.S. and international copyright systems. He will be advising the Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter and other senior officials regarding how these impact the office, as well as copyright holders and the general public.

Lutes is an applied economist from the Brattle Group, a global economic and financial consulting firm, where he served as a consultant, project manager, and expert witness.

“I am excited to ...