Sustaining and Empowering the Creative Community Through Copyright (World IP Day)

Join The Copyright Alliance—along with numerous co-host organizations and partners like CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts—for a virtual panel titled Sustaining and Empowering the Creative Community Through Copyright. This panel is in keeping with the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) 2024 theme, “IP and the SDGs: Building Our Common Future with Innovation and Creativity.”

During the event, we will discuss how creators can meet their goals today while helping to ensure that tomorrow’s creative community is sustained through job growth, a strong creative economy, and continued growth of the arts, all of which are perpetuated through copyright protections. The event is free and open to the public.

Panel Introduction: Keith Kupferschmid (CEO, Copyright Alliance)

Opening Remarks: Miriam Lord (Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education, U.S. Copyright Office)

Moderator: Maribel Quezada Smith (Founder, BIPOC Podcast Creators and Video/Podcast Producer)


Bijou Mgbojikwe (Senior Policy Counsel, Entertainment Software Association)

Eric Schwartz (Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and Founding Director and Vice Chair, National Film Preservation Foundation)

Mary Rasenberger (CEO, Authors Guild)

Taura Stinson, (Academy Award Nominated Songwriter, Composer, Producer, and Author)