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This Week on the Copyright Alliance Blog - Week of April 12, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 14th – Counterfeiting and Piracy Undermines the Incentive to Create
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance
That counterfeiting and piracy causes significant harm to creators and creative industries is unquestioned, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office has affirmed that in a new report .

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April 14th – Senator Leahy Celebrates Copyright’s 300th Birthday
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance
It’s a good thing copyright is not a person, because three hundred candles on a cake would likely be a fire hazard. But when you divide three hundred candles across the 11 million Americans working as creators or other contributors in copyright industries, that only leaves 0.0000272 candles per person.

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April 15th – The Internet as Real Life
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance
There’s nothing more for me to add to this brilliant cartoon in Salon, other than the fact that I’m still trying to get the image of regurgitated cheese puffs out of my head.

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April 15th – Don’t Miss IPI’s Fifth Annual World IP Day Forum
Patrick Ross, Executive Director, The Copyright Alliance
This is the fifth year the Institute for Policy Innovation is hosting a conference in conjunction with World IP Day. It keeps getting better every year, and I’m not just saying that because I’m moderating a discussion with longtime copyright advocate Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) and accomplished author and screenwriter Andrew Klavan.

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April 16th – Colorado’s Artist Community Movies Mountains
Lucinda Dugger, Outreach Director, The Copyright Alliance
When flying into Denver from the East, it’s hard to determine where the great plains of Kansas end and the state of Colorado begins. But while driving from the Denver airport to the city center, the Rocky Mountains rise high above their surroundings, diminishing everything else in sight.

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In Syn©: updates on innovation in the copyright community
April 13th – Netflix brings even more fun to the Wii

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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