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Arnold & Porter is One of the Founding Members of the Copyright Alliance Legal Advisory Board

August 10, 2011

Washington, DC, August 10, 2011 -- The Copyright Alliance announced yesterday that Arnold & Porter is one of 14 founding law firm members of a Legal Advisory Board established to foster closer collaboration with Alliance's institutional members and other copyright owners. The Copyright Alliance isa non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth.

The Board will work with the Alliance and its membership to advance copyright strategy, and develop a variety of projects and programs, including providing assistance to individual artists and creators; hosting educational events and webinars; expanding work with law schools and young lawyers, and contributing writing and research.

"Arnold & Porter is pleased to be a founding member of the Alliance Legal Advisory Board," said Bob Garrett, a leading copyright lawyer in Arnold & Porter's IP practice. "Representing the sports, entertainment and software industries on copyright and antipiracy issues is among our firm's core strengths. We look forward to working with the Alliance to promote the cultural and economic benefits of copyright."

"This Board will be invaluable to the Copyright Alliance and its members," said Sandra Aistars, Copyright Alliance Executive Director. "The Alliance has actively developed grassroots, public and educational programs. Closer engagement with colleagues and thought leaders in the legal community will bring an important new perspective and talent pool to the Alliance, and allow us to serve the needs of the creative community better. I am particularly pleased that these firms are helping launch this initiative. They have been a trusted source of legal guidance for many in the copyright world for years and we value their expertise."

About Arnold & Porter LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm, founded in 1946, of over 700 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. A primary focus of the firm has been on the protection of the intellectual property rights of its clients in the sports, entertainment and software industries, including anti-piracy initiatives, through litigation and the regulatory and legislative process, particularly as it involves the intersection of IP and new media.

Members of the Copyright Alliance

Members of the Copyright Alliance include: American Association of Independent Music; American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Photographic Artists; American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; American Society of Media Photographers; Association of American Publishers; Association of Independent Music Publishers; Association of Magazine Media; Broadcast Music, Inc.; Business Software Alliance; CBS Corporation; Church Music Publishers Association; Directors Guild of America; Graphic Artists Guild; Motion Picture Association of America; National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR); National Association of Broadcasters; National Collegiate Athletic Association; National Music Publishers' Association; National Basketball Association Properties, Inc.; NBC Universal; News Corporation; Newspaper Association of America; Picture Archive Council of America; PPL and VPL; Professional Photographers of America; Professional School Photographers Association; Recording Industry Association of America; Reed Elsevier; SESAC; Software & Information Industry Association; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Time Warner; Universal Music Group; Viacom; The Walt Disney Company; and Writers Guild of America, West.

 

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