WALA Copyright Basics w/ Copyright Alliance

February 19, 2020  •  Washington, DC

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?
  • Copyrighted works involving people or third party works
  • What is a release?
  • What is a license?
  • Basics of Fair Use
  • Remedies in the United States
  • DMCA

Keith Kupferschmid - CEO of Copyright Alliance
Terrica Carrington - Copyright Counsel, Copyright Alliance

Keith Kupferschmid

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.

Terrica Carrington

Terrica Carrington is VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance. Since joining the Copyright Alliance in 2016, she has worked on a number of legal and policy issues, including the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), U.S. Copyright Office modernization, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other copyright-related matters, in addition to working to educate and advocate for the Copyright Alliance’s creator members and the broader creative community, and supervising Copyright Alliance legal fellows and interns.

Terrica is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where she assists as a Supervising Attorney with the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic. Her previous experience includes various positions with National Geographic, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Association of Public Television Stations, and WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting.

She earned her J.D. with a concentration in intellectual property law from George Mason University School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington, DC.

Visit Copyright Alliance’s website at: http://copyrightalliance.org/

About the Association of American Publishers (AAP)

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions. As essential participants in local markets and the global economy, our members invest in and inspire the exchange of ideas, transforming the world we live in one word at a time.

Visit Association of American Publisher’s website at: https://publishers.org/

Event Details

  • Date

    February 19, 2020

  • Time

    7:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Partner

    Copyright Alliance

  • Venue

    Association of American Publishers
    455 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20001

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