Advocacy

Advocacy

AI advocates for a just and equitable copyright system that supports and encourages innovation and the university’s mission. We do so by answering calls for written comments from the U.S. Copyright Office and members of congress, following upcoming legislation, and participating in roundtable discussions.

Sovereign Immunity Study

In June 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office launched the State Sovereign Immunity Study seeking to find evidence of widespread intentional and reckless copyright infringement by state actors. Based on how much evidence is found, the U.S. Copyright Office will recommend that Congress either: 1) get rid of sovereign immunity or 2) maintain sovereign immunity until more evidence is found. AI and the Library Copyright Office participated in the study by submitting initial and reply comments and speaking at the roundtable discussions.