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Access — An Oscars/Grammys Common Denominator

Blog Post | February 25th, 2016

Last week the music industry held its annual awards program. Today’s top artists, including Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, received Grammys and were honored for their work. This coming Sunday, millions of Americans will watch the Oscars and cross their fingers that their favorite movie or actor comes out a winner. The Grammys and the […]

Check it before you click it — protecting digital content while protecting yourself

Blog Post | January 8th, 2016

When it comes to Internet security, most users inherently understand that in today’s world you need to be protected when connected. There is nothing more frustrating than watching a friend or family member whose computer has come to a near screeching halt after being infected with malicious malware or a virus. Not only do they […]

Some of the world’s largest brands step forward to stop ad dollars from supporting illegitimate websites

Blog Post | January 7th, 2016

Recently, as part of an effort to further improve our digital ecosystem, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), announced a new voluntary advertising industry initiative from  many of the world’s largest brand advertisers and agencies aimed at preventing their online ads from appearing on illicit websites that promote digital piracy. Advertisers signing the TAG anti-piracy pledge […]

The Gift of Creative Content

Blog Post | December 18th, 2015

As we head into the holidays, and the last minute holiday gift buying rush, we are fortunate to be living at a time when there are an ever expanding number of easy ways to enjoy music, and movie options that make awesome gifts for loved ones. With a multitude of new services entering the market […]

The FOSI Annual Conference – Peer-to-Peer Value Sharing

Blog Post | November 23rd, 2015

We’ve all seen how transformative the Internet can be. Today, students can reach a hand across a keyboard and have access to a whole new universe of knowledge. The Internet can empower kids to communicate, create and consume creative content in ways never before possible, and help better prepare them for the jobs and industries […]

Advancing CCI’s Mission in New and Pragmatic Ways

Blog Post | June 25th, 2015

Since joining the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) as its Executive Director, I’ve been fortunate to see firsthand how content creators, Internet leaders and consumer advocates have come together to advance CCI’s novel voluntary, educational and consumer-focused efforts. For those of us who care passionately about ensuring a vibrant, safe and secure Internet, it’s great […]

Where to Watch

Blog Post | November 12th, 2014

Fundamental to CCI’s mission is educating consumers about the ecosystem for digital content and the growing number of choices that exist for accessing music, movies and TV shows online. We know from our own research that most Internet users want to consume content lawfully, but  need more guidance about how to engage online legally. Provided […]

An Exciting Week for Digital Learning

Blog Post | February 5th, 2014

The importance of digital learning is at the core of CCI’s mission to help educate consumers about their behavior online. And so we are excited that today is Digital Learning Day, in Washington, DC and across the country. The effort spans the nation and includes teachers, librarians, media specialists, principals, parents, community members and administrators […]

Guest Post: Why is iKeepSafe Collaborating to Teach Students About Creative Content Online?

Blog Post | September 27th, 2013

To view of the original post from iKeepSafe, click here. SHORT ANSWER: because students need it. Knowing how to create, collaborate, and share responsibly are twenty-first century skills. And, Teacher-Librarians are the best prepared to teach it. NOT-AS-SHORT ANSWER: iKeepSafe is a 501c3, non-profit focused on helping children thrive in the digital environment. Since 2005, we have […]

Jill Lesser Testifies on the ‘Role of Voluntary Agreements in the US Intellectual Property System’

Blog Post | September 18th, 2013

Today CCI Executive Director Jill Lesser testified at the request of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on the “Role of Voluntary Agreements in the US Intellectual Property System.” Other participants included Gabriel Levitt, President of, Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Cary Sherman, Chairman and […]