This week, PPA CEO David Trust and your PPA Copyright and Government Affairs team are back in our nation's capital discussing copyright and the protection of professional photography. PPA continues in its pursuit of key improvements to the copyright system in the United States.
The focus of this trip is on two very important issues:
(1) Modernization of the US Copyright Office and
(2) the Creation of Copyright Small Claims
Both of these issues have vast support within Congress and among stakeholders, and even more-importantly, these are arguably the two most profoundly-needed improvements for copyright holders in the photographic industry.
The scheduled meetings this week include one with the United States Copyright Office and some with stakeholders within the copyright industries (recording and publishing) and several key lawmakers, some of whom are the sponsors and strongest advocates of legislation addressing these issues. The meetings with lawmakers include Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia, Congresswoman Judy Chu of California, and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas. They all serve on the ever-important House Judiciary Committee and are huge supporters of creator's rights, which is a huge plus in helping advance our cause!
Stay tuned to PPA's blog or check PPA.com/Advocacy over the next few days for updates from Washington, D.C. about YOUR rights when it comes to copyright protection!