There are 11 million artists and creators living and working across the U.S. They expand our horizons, help us understand ourselves and our communities, and entertain and enrich our lives. They also fuel local economies as taxpayers, small businesses and innovators.
Today's report issued from the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator details many activities that are to be commended. But there is still work to be done.
Many hardworking authors, songwriters, photographers and others have lost their ability to make a living due to digital theft. When stolen content is made available for free, those creators are unable to benefit economically from what they¹ve created. And the nation loses related jobs and taxes.
It's essential our country properly value the contribution these innovators provide and do what we can to protect them.
ABOUT THE COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE
The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists and creators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including more than 40 trade association, companies and guilds, and 8,000 individual artists and creators. For more information, please visit www.copyrightalliance.org.