Copyright Alliance Launches
A new intellectual property advocacy organization dubbed the Copyright Alliance has launched to reform the current state of copyrights n the United States. The group is made up of 29 organizations in the U.S. ranging from entertainment and arts groups to technology and sports coalitions. The alliance estimates that the number individuals it represents totals 11 million.
“I appreciate your effort to form one collective voice on copyright reform,” said Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), ranking member on the House Courts, Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, in a statement. “As you know, copyright legislation is one of the most complicated and important areas in U.S. law. Digitization and related technologies beg some changes to the copyright laws, and I wish you the best of luck and my support as you rollout the Copyright Alliance.”
Members of Congress saluted the new group, which describes itself as a non-profit, non-partisan educational entity. The Copyright Alliance said its mission is “to provide educational resources and promote creativity, jobs and growth through copyright.”