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Leadership

Keith Kupferschmid

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Kupferschmid

Keith Kupferschmid is President and CEO of the Copyright Alliance, a position he has held since October 2015. In this role, Keith is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Copyright Alliance operations, including public policy, communications and member outreach. Keith has helped raise the profile of the Copyright Alliance and the public’s awareness regarding the importance of copyright. He has also testified before Congress and various federal and state government agencies on key copyright issues.

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), where he represented and advised software and content companies on intellectual property (IP) policy, legal and enforcement matters, and supervised the organization’s enforcement operations, 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.


Eileen Bramlet

Senior VP, Communications

Eileen Bramlet

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.


Terrica Carrington

VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel

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 creators, and coordinating the Alliance’s 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. 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. Terrica volunteers with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and is an active member of the Copyright Society of the USA, serving on its Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and the American Bar Association’s IP Section.

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.


Kevin Madigan

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.