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

Blog Post | Marsali Hancock

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’

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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 […]

Department of Commerce’s Copyright Report Emphasizes the Importance of Creative Works

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Yesterday, the Department of Commerce and the Internet Policy Task Force (which includes experts from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Patent and Trademark Office, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the International Trade Administration) released a report on the importance of protecting creativity and innovative content through copyright policy. The report, […]

CCI Work Highlighted by White House Report

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

Yesterday, the White House rolled out its plan to effectively protect intellectual property rights for the future. The effort emphasizes a multifaceted approach that includes a combination of governmental and voluntary private sector initiatives. The report, which can be read in full here, importantly highlights voluntary initiatives as a key element of any successful effort […]

CCI Participates in the World Creators Summit Along with White House’s Espinel

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Last week, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) participated in the World Creators Summit* here in Washington, DC as a panelist.  The Summit brought together international representatives of the creative world from authors to musicians to executives involved in the creation, production and dissemination of creative works around the world.  The gathering allowed CCI to […]

Early Reports: CAS Moving Forward

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

It’s been almost three months since the implementation of the Copyright Alert System (CAS) began and there is real progress to report.  Each ISP has been processing notices and generating Alerts and the few consumers who have elected to challenge their Alerts have been able to file those challenges with the American Arbitration Association. Although […]

Continuing the Conversation, Post-Launch

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

Earlier this month I participated in forum hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee to talk about the recently launched CAS program (you can find a link to video of the full event below). A large part of the conversation was driven by the CCI Advisory Board, including intellectual property activist Gigi Sohn, Internet […]

Copyright Alert System Set to Begin

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

I am pleased to announce that today marks the beginning of the implementation phase of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). Implementation marks the culmination of many months of work on this groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows. The CAS marks a […]

Speaking with WNYC’s On the Media About CAS

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

On Friday, February 1st, I spoke with On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone about the upcoming launch of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). Our conversation touched upon some important issues about the CAS including how the system will work, what consumers can expect once implementation begins and the overall educational goals of the CAS. You can […]

CAS Will Not Harm Public Wi-Fi

Blog Post | Jill Lesser

As CCI prepares for our launch, I want to address some inaccuracies that have recently been reported – specifically, the myth that public Wi-Fi hotspots will somehow be shut down by the CAS. This simply is not the case. Public Wi-Fi is an important and oft-used way in which millions of people gain access to […]