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This Week on the Copyright Alliance Blog - Week of April 5, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

April 8th – LIVE from APA: Stories of Photo Infringement
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance

DENVER — Lucinda Dugger and I spoke before a gathering of photographers here at a dinner sponsored by one of our members, the Advertising Photographers of America, and we were graced with the presence of Karin Sullivan, an accomplished IP attorney here in Denver. Karin, naturally, was the popular panelist, fielding a ton of detailed questions. So as not to put her in the position of offering legal advice through q&a, she asked that the questions be “hypothetical.” There were a lot of “hypothetical” horror stories.

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April 8th – Visual Artists Sue Google
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance

If you get your hands on 18 million books you don’t own, make full copies of them, and look to profit from them online, expect a bit of legal trouble. Google’s latest headache is from photographers and illustrators. You go, visual artists!

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April 9th – LIVE from AWP: Michael Chabon and the Benjamins
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance

DENVER — This is our second year participating in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference (, and a true highlight of this show occurred last night when Pulitzer-Prize winning ( author Michael Chabon ( addressed a ballroom filled with writers to its absolute brim…

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In Syn©: updates on innovation in the copyright community

March 31st – Billboard launches digital sales lists©-billboard-launches-digital-sales-lists/

April 8th – Rhapsody unveils expanded mobile service©-rhapsody-unveils-expanded-mobile-service/

About The Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth. For more information, please visit

Members of the Copyright Alliance include: Advertising Photographers of America; American Federation of Musicians; American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; American Society of Media Photographers; Association of American Publishers; Association of Independent Music Publishers; AT&T; Broadcast Music, Inc.; Business Software Alliance; CBS Corporation; Church Music Publishers Association; Directors Guild of America; Entertainment Software Association; Graphic Artists Guild; Langley Productions; Magazine Publishers of America; Motion Picture Association of America; National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR); National Association of Broadcasters; National Collegiate Athletic Association; National Music Publishers' Association; National Basketball Association Properties, Inc.; NBC Universal; News Corporation; Newspaper Association of America; Picture Archive Council of America; PPL and VPL; Professional Photographers of America; Professional School Photographers Association; Recording Industry Association of America; Reed Elsevier; SESAC; Software & Information Industry Association; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Time Warner; Universal Music Group; Viacom; The Walt Disney Company; Writers Guild of America, West.

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