1. Freedom
    With all the political and economic scuffling by competing, vested interests, it's easy to forget that copyright...comes down to something very simple and human...
    The freedom to choose.
    Before there is revenue or corporations, labels, studios, publishers, websites, there is an author, or a creator -- an individual who has the right to choose a path for the work he or she makes.
    Just as the First Amendment gives a creator the right to choose literally any form of expression, copyright gives that creator first choice in how that expression is used -- whether it's work for hire, work for sale, or work to be given away.
    It really is that simple.

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  2. Award winning acoustic guitarist, cellist, and artist advocate, John Pointer, discusses his music, his passion for music, and the choice artist's make when deciding about when, where, and to whom they distribute their creative works. Find John at http://patronism.com/johnpointer

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  3. David Lowery is singer songwriter and guitarist for the legendary alt/indie bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. These two bands have sold over a million records and had a dozen modern rock hits. David talks with us about connecting with artists, and protecting what they create.

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  4. Rick Carnes, President of the Songwriters Guild of America, describes how piracy can threaten creativity in music.

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  5. Noted songwriter, Jack Tempchin, discusses the role of copyright.

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Copyright Alliance

Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies…


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The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies and guilds, representing artists, creators and innovators, and thousands of individuals. Our focus: artists, and connecting them, and protecting their creative work. Please check us out, and become an advocate: http://copyrightalliance.org/copyright_advocates

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