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Copyright Alliance Hits the Road

The Copyright Alliance announced that it will embark on a 35-state road trip to meet creators at work around the country and talk with them about their endeavors and how copyright keeps them churning out music, photography and other works.

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Copyright Alliance Hits the Road to Talk With Creators Across America


WASHINGTON, July 26 — The Copyright Alliance this summer will embark on an unprecedented 35-state road trip to meet creators at work around the country and talk with them about their endeavors and how copyright keeps them churning out the music, photography and other works their fans love.

Executive Director Patrick Ross will document the road trip at the Alliance’s Creators Across America site, The site provides a snapshot of the creative diversity in all 50 states and tells the stories of individuals who depend on copyright protection to earn a living through a collection of statistics, videos and blogs.

“Too much of the conversation about copyright and its role in the digital age occurs in Washington among people who don’t have to meet a payroll and who haven’t devoted years and equity to honing a skill and building a business,” Ross said. “We are going to artists where they live and work, talking with them about their creativity, their jobs, the new opportunities of the digital age, and the increasing burden of protecting their work from theft.”

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. 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.