Copyright Basics w/ Copyright Alliance

May 17, 2022  • 

Event Summary

Interested in learning about copyrights?

Do you have a creative work that you want to copyright?

Come learn about the basics of copyright at this presentation and Q & A session:

U.S. Copyright Basics

  • What is a copyright?
  • Who owns a copyright?
  • When does a copyright exist?
  • What is the effect of registration?
  • What is the effect of a copyright notice?
  • What is a release?
  • What is a license?
  • Copyrighted works involving people or third party works
  • Basics of Fair Use
  • Remedies in the United States
  • DMCA


Keith Kupferschmid is CEO of Copyright Alliance. Before joining the Copyright Alliance, Keith served as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Intellectual Property for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). During his 16 years at SIIA, he represented and advised SIIA member software and content companies on intellectual property (IP) policy, legal and enforcement matters.

He has testified before Congress and various federal and state government agencies on IP issues and also supervised SIIA’s Anti-Piracy Division, including working with federal and state government officials on civil and criminal piracy cases.

Prior to joining SIIA, Keith worked as an IP attorney at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, IP attorney-advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Director of Intellectual Property at the United States Trade Representative, and Policy Planning Advisor at the U.S. Copyright Office.

Rachel Kim is Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance. Prior to rejoining the Copyright Alliance in 2021, she was Counsel at CBS Studios and a Contracts Specialist/Law Clerk at NBCUniversal, working on a variety of legal issues and transactional matters for various television production teams and creatives. Rachel also worked as a Legal Fellow for the Copyright Alliance and was an intern at the National Music Publishers Association.

Rachel earned her J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and her B.A. in Chinese Language/Literature from George Mason University. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in various creative outlets including writing poetry and cooking.

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Event Details

  • Date

    May 17, 2022

  • Time

    11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Partner

    Copyright Alliance

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