Copyright Alliance Announces Community Partner Update

January 18, 2024

Contact: Eileen Bramlet

Washington, DC—The Copyright Alliance, which represents the copyright interests of over two million individual creators and more than 15,000 organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, announced the launch of its Community Partnership initiative in March 2023. Since its launch, we are thrilled to announce that 20 creator-based organizations have joined us as Community Partners.

The Community Partnership program creates mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationships between the Copyright Alliance and creator-based organizations. Through these partnerships, both organizations work together to advance the interests of creators and their works while promoting the importance of copyright protection and enforcement.

Our new Community Partners include:

Art Enables: A DC-based art gallery and vocational arts program dedicated to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling artwork.

Asian American Arts AllianceA nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building.

BIPOC Podcast Creators: A Black and Latina-owned organization, founded in 2021 with the purpose of connecting people with opportunities that will help amplify the presence and the stories of black, indigenous, and people of color in podcasting.

Black Girl Film School: An online film production and digital literacy programs for girls interested in pursuing a career path in television, film, animation, and digital media.

California Lawyers for the ArtsA nonprofit organization founded in 1974 to provide legal services to artists and members of the creative arts community across California. 

Carolina Lawyers for the Arts and EntertainmentA nonprofit organization that provides access to pro bono low-cost or no-cost legal services or referrals for help with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks, patents, arbitration, mediation, and other areas across the state of Carolina. 

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts: A pro bono legal referral service connecting members of the creative community to volunteer attorneys, serving individual artists, cultural nonprofits and creative businesses across Colorado. 

CreativeFutureA nonprofit coalition of over 500 companies and organizations and nearly 300,000 individuals—from film, television, music, book publishing, photography, and other creative industries. 

The Ella ProjectA nonprofit that provides direct pro bono legal assistance to moderate-income artists, musicians, and grassroots nonprofits in Louisiana, presents regular workshops on arts law and arts business topics, assists moderate-income inventors via its Louisiana Invents Patent Pro Bono Program, and advocates for forward-thinking policy changes and the development of a local, state and national government that supports and values the creators of our culture. 

Empowered Voice Initiative: A nonprofit that supports underrepresented voices by funding events, workshops, resources, and opportunities in various forms of media.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts: A nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts—visual, music, dance, theatrical, literary, digital media, and arts education in Illinois. 

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsA nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Maryland artists’ legal rights. 

National Association of Voice ActorsA nonprofit association created to advocate and promote the advancement of the voice acting industry through action, education, inclusion, and benefits.

The Sphinx Organization: A social justice nonprofit organization focused on increasing the representation of Black and Latinx artists in classical music and recognizing excellence, producing programs that serve beginner students to seasoned classical music professionals, as well as cultural entrepreneurs and administrators.

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts: A nonprofit that serves the creative community of St.Louis by providing free legal and accounting assistance, presenting various educational programs, and advocating for the arts and artists.

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts: A Texas-based nonprofit that provides individualized volunteer legal and accounting services to financially qualified artists and arts nonprofits, hosts educational seminars and clinics, and produces educational materials to increase business knowledge in the arts.

Undocumented Filmmakers Collective: A nonprofit that tackles the systemic inequities that undocumented immigrants face in the field of filmmaking by centering the expertise of undocumented people not only as sources of stories but, more importantly, as creators, artists, and primary audiences.

New York Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsThe leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations, striving to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused education programs.

Women in Film and Video, Washington, DCA nonprofit providing educational and networking opportunities for screen-based media makers, celebrating women’s creative and technical achievements in media and advocating for parity in front of and behind the camera to ensure that all voices can be heard.

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts: A nonprofit organization that provides access to education, advocacy, and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics, and pro-bono referral services for creatives and cultural organizations.

In a quote about the partnership program, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid stated, “We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding organizations into our community network. Together, the Copyright Alliance and our Community Partners are dedicated to making a positive impact in creator communities. As the program progresses, we aim to enhance our outreach efforts and foster relationships with creators from all walks of life. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead, and we look forward to working with our community partners to advance the creative community through education and advocacy. 

“The Community Partnership program remains a sign of our unwavering commitment to unifying the voices of the copyright community and representing the interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines,” Kupferschmid continued.



The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing the copyright interests of over two million individual creators and over 15,000 organizations in the United States, across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright, and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators. For more information, please visit our website.