One of our goals at the Copyright Alliance is to educate and inform the copyright community, policy makers and the public about copyright law. In the resources section of the site, you can find two types of copyright information: (1) information created or compiled by the Copyright Alliance to help individual creators and users; and (2) general materials about copyright law authored by nongovernmental agencies (materials published by government organizations can be found in the copyright law section of this site). Some of the information that can be found on this section of the site to help individual creators includes:
Find a Copyright Attorney – offers a list of attorneys who specialize in copyright matters, along with their relevant contact information.
Creator Assistance Directory – provides independent creators with a list of Volunteer Lawyers of the Arts (VLA) and law clinics that offer pro bono services.
Find a Copyright Owner – offers to help potential licensees locate a particular copyright owner. Of course, this service will only benefit those creators who are CA members, so if you’re a creator who is not yet a member of the Alliance, you should consider joining now.
In addition to these services, the Copyright Alliance is also here to help creators from all disciplines understand and protect their copyrighted creations. Since its inception nine years ago, the Copyright Alliance has been a staunch advocate for creators’ rights and for a strong and effective copyright law. As we approach our ten-year anniversary, we will be partnering with our organizational members to take things to the next level. This means that, in addition to advocating for individual creators, we will soon be providing our individual creator members with valuable copyright services relating to copyright education, registration and enforcement. Check out our Creator Services page on the website during the coming months for more information.
The Truth About Fair Use( More )
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Fair Use Compilation
We’ve compiled a list of blog posts highlighting the importance of balanced and proper application of the fair use doctrine in copyright law.