Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid Shares Statement in Honor of World IP Day 2023

April 24, 2023

Contact: Eileen Bramlet

Be sure to join the Copyright Alliance and its partners for a free virtual panel on April 26 at 2 p.m. ET, titled Women Trailblazers Creating Success Through Copyright; and visit the Copyright Alliance’s World IP Day webpage for blogs, articles, video messages from elected officials, and much more, all in celebration of World IP Day!

Washington, DC—On April 26, 2023, the Copyright Alliance will celebrate World IP Day (WIPD) as a reminder of intellectual property’s critical role in encouraging creativity and innovation. The 2023 WIPD theme, as determined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and CreativityIn honor of World IP Day, Copyright Alliance Keith Kupferschmid released the following statement:

“As we all know, copyright and intellectual property protections benefit societies across the globe by incentivizing creativity and innovation. They also make it possible for the world to enjoy inspiring works of art, music, books, photos, and so much more. And at a time when global economies are experiencing so many new challenges, we need strong and vibrant copyright laws now more than ever to help protect the works of creators who inspire us.

“So, as we look toward celebrating World IP Day on April 26, 2023, I’m really pleased that the World Intellectual Property Organization announced this year’s theme as Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity. This theme not only fosters the promotion of inclusion and diversity in all areas of copyright and for all types of creators; it also provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding women creators, entrepreneurs, and others who have enriched our daily lives through their works and creative accomplishments.

“By dedicating their intelligence, diligence, innovation, and creativity toward the creation of copyrighted works, women across the world are making the future better for all of us living in today’s global community. So, again, we proudly highlight the contributions of countless trailblazing women around the globe. And as we do so, we strive to raise awareness about the importance of women participating throughout the copyright ecosystem—today and in the future. Lastly, I, along with the entire Copyright Alliance team, wish you all the best for a Happy World IP Day 2023, and a very successful year ahead!”

– Keith Kupferschmid, CEO, Copyright Alliance



The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing the copyright interests of 2 million individual creators and 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.