Save the Date: U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
Issue No. 619 - April 18, 2016

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization, is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.” The program will take place on Tuesday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (EDT) in the Mumford Room (6th Floor, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress).

The program will feature remarks from Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, and Keith Kupferschmid, chief executive officer of the Copyright Alliance. The program will celebrate creativity as it presents itself in our interconnected digital world. It also will highlight established creators who have mastered their crafts and who have created innovative revenue streams to pay fellow creators fairly. The panelists will share their thoughts about the value of copyright law in our digital world and provide suggestions on “what’s next."

Event panelists include:

Jared Geller, executive producer of the open-collaborative production company HITRECORD.
Anna Metcalfe, ceramic artist and founder of the wedding registry Gather, which enables guests to give local art for wedding gifts.
Chase Jarvis, photographer and founder and chief executive officer of CreativeLive, the world's largest live streaming education company focused on photography, video, design, music, and entrepreneurship education.

Internationally celebrated on April 26, World Intellectual Property Day marks the date in 1970 when the World Intellectual Property Organization Convention came into force. The anniversary of this occasion is observed as a way of promoting and increasing general understanding of intellectual property.

The program is free and open to the public. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].