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Copyright Security: A Conversation with Congressman Collins - PPA Today

Copyright Security: A Conversation with Congressman Collins

By Lindsey Forson

Since one of the most significant concerns of professional photographers is copyright protection, PPA strives to constantly advocate on copyright issues.  One of our goals is to forge relationships with key lawmakers, and as intellectual property law is overseen at the Federal level by the House Judiciary Committee, our advocacy efforts are currently focused toward members of this committee. 

Usually these conversations take place on Capitol Hill during monthly trips made by CEO David Trust and the PPA's Government Affairs team.  Recently though, Congressman Doug Collins, U.S. Representative from Georgia, stopped by PPA's headquarters for a discussion on copyright issues. Congressman Collins is a member of the House Judiciary Committee; he is the Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet; and is the Co-Chair of the House Creative Rights Caucus. In a nutshell, Congressman Collins is a rising star on Capitol Hill when it comes to advocating for creators' rights and we thank him for that.

David Trust and Congressman Collins discussed several related topics, including the overall importance of intellectual property protection, the copyright review process that has been on-going in the House Judiciary Committee, copyright issues specific to high-volume creators such as photographers, and what we may expect in terms of legislative action. We've been able to record the interview, so check it out in the video below:

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Lindsey Forson is PPA's Copyright & Government Affairs Coordinator.  She works with members on a daily basis addressing copyright questions and works closely with our CEO to advocate for professional photographers on Capitol Hill and to keep members informed on the issues that affect their businesses. She's new to Atlanta and spends most of her free time exploring the city (restaurants, markets, parks); spends three nights a week playing soccer and is a huge Auburn fan.

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