Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance represents artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies and guilds, representing artists, creators and innovators, and thousands of individuals.

Member organizations include:

ASCAP, ASMP, BMI, Motion Picture Association of America, NBCUniversal, TimeWarner, Viacom, 21st Century Fox, American Photographic Artists, CBS, Directors Guild of America, Getty Images, Graphic Artists Guild, National Press Photographers Association, NBA, Newspaper Association of American, Professional Photographers of America, SAG-AFTRA, Sony Pictures, The Association of Magazine Media and Disney.

For more information about the Copyright Alliance and its work on behalf of creators, go to copyrightalliance.org.

Creators and Innovators Support H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”

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ASMP, along with other organizations, unions, and guilds representing and supporting creators and inventors, express support of H.R. 1695, “The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017”, and have submitted an industry letter to Members of Congress requesting their support of the bill. The letter states the following: H.R. 1695 Recognizes the Importance of Copyright to the U.S. Economy, Jobs and Culture: Copyright is critical to the U.S., with core copyright industries contributing over $1.2…

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Busting Myths Surrounding H.R. 1695

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terrica Carrington] The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act was introduced in the House on March 23, by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), with the bipartisan support of 29 co-sponsors, in addition to statements of support from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senate Judiciary Committee Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The bill enjoys widespread support…

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A Growing Chorus of Over 70K Americans Tell U.S. Elected Officials: Copyright Drives Creativity and Innovation

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Eileen Bramlet, Copyright Alliance: ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 571-228-1906 Contact: Cesar Fishman, CreativeFuture: cesar.fishman@creativefuture.org 323-591-3002   Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture Partner in Support of Copyright & Creative Communities WASHINGTON, DC and LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture — two organizations that strongly support creative communities by working to protect and encourage respect for copyright law — sent an open letter to elected officials signed by over 70,000 creatives and those who…

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Take the Copyright Alliance DMCA Survey by February 17th

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Over the last year, the Copyright Office has been conducting a study of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  (The DMCA is a section of the copyright law that shields internet providers and websites from liability if they take down infringing material from their sites when notified by copyright holders). The Copyright Alliance has been actively participating in this study to make sure that individual creators like yourself have a voice.  Last year, we created…

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Copyright Alliance CEO Urges President Trump to Support U.S. Copyright Protections that Drive the Economy and Jobs

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 PRESS RELEASE Copyright Alliance CEO Urges President Trump to Support U.S. Copyright Protections that Drive the Economy and Jobs Core copyright industries added $1.2 trillion to the U.S. GDP and employed nearly 5.5 million men and women in 2015 WASHINGTON – The Copyright Alliance, an organization representing over 1.8 million individual creators and 13,000 organizations, today urged President Trump to stand with American creators and innovators by promoting and preserving the value of copyright in United…

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Five Questions with Photographer Lydia Bell

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org Editor’s note: Please see Copyright Alliance interview below of ASMP member, Lydia Bell, that include her insight on the creative process  and comments on copyright infringement. This week we would like you to meet one of our Individual Creator Members, Lydia Bell. 1. What was the inspiration behind becoming a Professional Photographer? I knew immediately upon having a child that every moment I had with my daughter was going to fly by and…

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Copyright: Fuel for the Economy

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terrica Carrington] Today, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) released a new report – Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy – The 2016 Report – on the economic impact of copyright-dependent industries through 2015. According to the newly released report, those industries contributed an incredible $1.2 trillion to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. These “core copyright industries,” as the report calls them, employ more than 5.5 million workers across…

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Five Questions with Photographer Elli Morris

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org Editor’s Note: Interview with ASMP Central Virginia Chapter Leader, Elli Morris, was recently posted in Copyright Alliance’s blog. After dabbling in photography for years, Elli decided she wanted to step up her game and become a professional photographer and make a living at it. “The idea of working with clients was definitely inspiring and exciting,” she said. This week we would like you to meet Elli Morris. 1. Can you take us…

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Update on Leadership Changes at US Copyright Office

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October 24, 2016 – Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper have spoken to a few key staff members still in town before the election to express their concerns on behalf of ASMP members that the momentum on small claims legislation not be adversely impacted by Maria Pallante’s departure as Register of Copyrights, and will continue to express that point when meeting with other elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill. The two also participated in a well-attended live/phone-in Copyright Alliance…

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Copyright Alliance Statement on Today’s Changes in the Copyright Office Leadership by New Librarian of Congress

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In response to the October 21, 2016 Copyright Office announcement about leadership changes referenced below in Copyright Alliance press release, and as a Copyright Alliance member, Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, and ASMP outside counsel, Mike Klipper, are in communications with other members of the Copyright Alliance as well as other groups in the copyright community representing visual creators to discuss developments and a collective response. There are a number of intertwined issues that will affect the future of copyright reform,…

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