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.
Terry HartVP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel
Terry Hart joined the Copyright Alliance in 2013. He has been quoted by publications such as Politico, The Hollywood Reporter, and BNA’s Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Daily. His articles have appeared in publications including the George Mason Law Review, SCOTUSBlog, and IP Watchdog. He speaks regularly and has appeared at events such as the Copyright Society Mid-Winter Meeting, the Fordham IP Law & Policy Conference, the CPIP Fall Conference, the IPO Annual Meeting, and the WIPO/USPTO Summer School on IP.
Since 2010, Terry has blogged at Copyhype on copyright law, history, and policy. The blog was named one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association in 2011 and has been cited in law review articles, legal filings, and books.
In addition, he is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches copyright law.
Eileen BramletVP, Communications
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.