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Copyright Update From Capitol Hill 5.20.14 - PPA Today

Copyright Update From Capitol Hill 5.20.14


And the copyright movement rolls on! PPA CEO David Trust sent us some quick updates before hopping on a plane to return to PPA HQ from Washington.

Today, Trust met with Joe Russo, Coalitions Director for the House Judiciary Committee. Says David: "He is very receptive of our message and feels House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte will work hard to protect the rights of small business copyright holders." 

Trust then met with Tommy Binion, Legislative Director for Congressman Steve King, and says, "He loves our 'copyright-holder-next-door' approach, and was very interested in our message."

As part of this visit, Trust also  delivered post Orphan Works Roundtable comments on behalf of photographic and graphic arts associations. The comments also announced the formation of the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition, made up of stakeholders from creative communities, and led by PPA. The Coalition  was created to provide equity and representation for all industries involved in creating, distributing, using and preserving images. Trust took the lead on authoring the group's comments, which you can read in full.

The document is a bit long, but demonstrates the great importance of this legislation for creators and small business owners.

PPA will continue to provide updates on the ongoing copyright movement. Check back for the latest!

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