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Copyright Alliance Joins the AIC Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) Network

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The Copyright Alliance, a nonprofit organization representing the unified voice of the copyright community including ASMP, and the American Influencer Council (AIC) – are both committed to protecting the copyrights of creators. Social media is all about sharing content, and it’s vital to share without infringing on the copyright and IP of a creator’s work. “Presently, grassroots organizing is how we make a meaningful impact in the creator community,” says AIC Founder Qianna Smith Bruneteau….

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ASMP & Copyright Alliance Celebrate Creators on 2021 World IP Day/ Week of April 26-30

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Join ASMP and the Copyright Alliance, of which ASMP is a member organization, as we celebrate World IP Day/Week 2021 from April 26–30. World IP Day is recognized on the same day in April of each year to remind everyone of the critical role that intellectual property plays in encouraging creativity and innovation. The 2021 World IP Day theme, as determined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas…

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Stop Senator Ron Wyden and Big Tech from Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273—The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Copyright Alliance [by Chris Castle] The CASE Act is a bipartisan copyright dispute resolution bill that is inches away from becoming the law of the land. Unfortunately, though, it has stalled in the Senate due to just one Senator. The bill calls for a “small claims” process staffed by U.S. Copyright Office attorneys for a limited category of infringement claims by creators, as well as an opportunity for a quick and inexpensive resolution…

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Copyright Alliance Statement on Book Publishers’ Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 571-228-1906 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Copyright Alliance released a statement regarding the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) copyright infringement suit against the Internet Archive (IA) on behalf of numerous U.S. book publishers: According to CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “Today, AAP filed suit against the Internet Archive on behalf of numerous book publisher members, including Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House. The…

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Fearmongering 101: An Examination of Fight for the Future’s Hackneyed and Dishonest Opposition to the CASE Act

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  Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Keith Kupferschmid] Back in 2015, the Illusions of More blog famously summarized the playbook for those opposing copyright in a blog titled A Guide to Critiquing Copyright in the Digital Age. Over the years, copyright opponents have continued to stick to the playbook, and as we entered the age where fake news is the new normal, they have begun to up the ante with even more preposterous headlines and fraudulent…

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Kennedy, Panelist on CASE Act Briefing for Members of Congress and Staffs

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On May 23, the Copyright Alliance hosted a lunch briefing for members of Congress and their staffs to discuss the importance of H.R. 2426 and S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the CASE Act). Keith Kupferschmid, CEO, Copyright Alliance, moderated a panel comprised of Frank Cullen, Vice President of U.S. Intellectual Property Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, American Society of Media Photographers; and Michael Lewan, Director of…

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100K+ Americans Tell U.S. Elected Officials: ‘Copyright Drives Creativity and Innovation’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 571-228-1906 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Copyright Alliance sent an Open Letter to elected congressional representatives, senators, and state governors, stressing the importance of copyright protection and urging them to support the creative community. Signed by more than 100K creators, audience members, fans, and consumers, the letter states that “There is no ‘left’ or ‘right’ when it comes to respecting copyright. Instead, the creative community stands united in…

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SCOTUS Resolves Court Split in Fourth Estate, but Registration Concerns Remain

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Editor’s Note: ASMP is a member organization of the Copyright Alliance.  Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terry Hart] Today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, holding that a copyright owner of a U.S. work must wait for the Register of Copyrights to either issue a registration certificate or refuse a registration before being able to protect her rights in court (this has been referred to as the “registration…

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Tom Kennedy Elected to Copyright Alliance Board of Directors

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CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 571-228-1906 Washington, D.C. – The Copyright Alliance is pleased to congratulate four members who were recently elected to its board of directors: Matt Barblan, representing the Association of American Publishers; Ben Golant, representing the Entertainment Software Association; Tom Kennedy, representing the American Society of Media Photographers; and Michael Lewan, representing the Recording Academy. According to Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “As 2019 comes into full focus, I look forward to working with…

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ASMP Invites Members to Participate in Copyright Alliance Survey On Potential Impact of USCO Fee Increases

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  Editor’s Update: ASMP is aware that the Copyright Alliance survey is related to general copyright registrations, and as such, ASMP and its partner visual creator groups are in the process of producing a similar survey more directly geared to photographers and graphic artists which will be made available to members by the end of August. As has been previously communicated, the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing an increase in fees for copyright registration applications…

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