Chief Executive Officer
Keith Kupferschmid is President and CEO of the Copyright Alliance, a position he has held since 2015. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Copyright Alliance’s operations—including strategy, government affairs, communications, membership, and liaising with boards and committees.
Kupferschmid’s extensive work on the Hill has contributed to modernizing copyright law, culminating in the enactment of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act (PLSA), among others. He has also raised the profile of the Copyright Alliance within the creator community and strived to garner additional rights and protections for creators across the country through education, advocacy initiatives, and speaking opportunities. Kupferschmid has testified before Congress and various federal and state government agencies on key copyright issues, has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), serves on the boards of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) and the U.S. Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA), and was selected to be a member of the Library of Congress’ Copyright Public Modernization Committee (CPMC).
Before joining the Copyright Alliance, Kupferschmid served as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Intellectual Property for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for 16 years. Prior to that, he worked at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and the U.S. Copyright Office.
Senior VP, Communications and Events
Eileen brings more than 20 years of high level technology, communications and event management experience to the Copyright Alliance. She has been a senior vice president with AOL, COO of two DC-based startup firms, and VP of PR and marketing for leading industry associations, including the Software & Information Industry Association. She also served as President of the DC chapter of the American Marketing Association, and was on the board of the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools for more than a decade.
Her areas of expertise include public relations, video production, digital and social strategy, event management, legislative and regulatory issues communications, and data-driven analytics.
Eileen attended Radford University, earning an M.S. in English, Journalism and French; and a B.A. in Political Science. Along the way, Eileen has worked across the globe, including Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America; has been married to her husband since college; and raised two children. When she does manage to find some down time, she enjoys traveling, running, art and reading.
VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel
Terrica Carrington is VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance. Since joining the Copyright Alliance in 2016, she has advocated before Congress, the U.S. Copyright Office, and other federal agencies on a number of legal and policy issues, including the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), Copyright Office modernization, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other copyright-related matters. In 2020, she testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the efficacy of Section 512 of the Copyright Act after two decades. In addition, Terrica spearheads the Copyright Alliance’s efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the copyright arena, and coordinates the legal fellowship and internship programs.
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, and volunteers with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA). Terrica was awarded the 2021 G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence by WALA in recognition of her service to the DC Metropolitan Creative Community, and received the IPO Education Foundation’s inaugural Inspiration Award in 2022 for her work promoting and championing IP rights for members of underrepresented communities. Terrica is an active member of the Copyright Society, serving on its Board of Trustees and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is a Practitioner in Residence at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2). Her previous experience includes various positions with National Geographic, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Association of Corporate Counsel, America’s 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.
VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel
Kevin Madigan is VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance. Kevin joined the Copyright Alliance in early 2020 after four years at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Serving most recently as CPIP’s Deputy Director, Kevin conducted academic and policy work across all areas of intellectual property law. Before CPIP, Kevin worked as a research associate at Finnegan Henderson Garabow Garrett & Dunner, a law clerk at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and as an intern at the Recording Industry Association of America.
Kevin’s work in copyright includes drafting amicus briefs, regulatory comments, policy papers, and essays on diverse topics such as public performance rights, copyright office modernization, the Music Modernization Act, the CASE Act, and the European Copyright Directive. He has authored law review articles on patent and trade secret policy issues, and he blogs at mistercopyright.org. In addition to being a lawyer and advocate for the rights of creators, Kevin is a visual artist, musician, and registered copyright owner.
Kevin holds a B.A. from Boston College, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Washington, DC.