Access — An Oscars/Grammys Common Denominator

Blog Post | Jim Kohlenberger

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 | Jim Kohlenberger

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 | Jim Kohlenberger

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 | Jim Kohlenberger

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 | by Jim Kohlenberger

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 | by Jim Kohlenberger

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 […]

Center for Copyright Information announces new Executive Director

Press Release |

Washington, DC (May 13, 2015) – In response to the dynamically changing ways consumers are accessing digital entertainment, today the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) announced new steps to help advance its mission: Jim Kohlenberger, a former White House policy advisor, was named as its new Executive Director to help CCI move ahead with its […]

Where to Watch

Blog Post |

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 […]

CCI Provides First Copyright Alert System Progress Report Highlighting Initial Accomplishments

Press Release |

The Program is Expected to Double in Size in the Second Year of Operation, with Increased Public Awareness Efforts to be Added WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, May 28, 2014) – The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) released a report today on the Copyright Alert System (CAS), which for the first time since the system’s launch included […]

Celebrating One-Year of the Copyright Alert System

Latest News | Jill Lesser

Today, I am happy to mark the one-year anniversary of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). I am glad that the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), its member companies and organizations, and its Consumer Advisory Board have come together and been able to reach this important milestone. In anticipation of today, I recently spoke with The […]