Intellectual Property

NANPA Copyright Advocacy

NANPA fights for the intellectual property rights of nature photographers. Through its Advocacy Committee, NANPA is helping to lead the way on a variety of issues, including the following:

Copyright Alliance

NANPA is a member of the Copyright Alliance . This membership is expensive but worth every penny as it gives NANPA a “seat at the table” with copyright industry heavyweights on a wide range of copyright-related issues and initiatives.

Our Copyright Alliance membership has been instrumental in giving NANPA a bigger voice on Capitol Hill on legal issues affecting members, such as passage of the CASE Act and copyright modernization.

Coalition of Visual Artists

NANPA is also an active member of an informal group of photography and graphic artist organizations collectively called the “Coalition of Visual Artists” (the “Coalition”). Coalition members meet once a week by teleconference and once yearly in person to work together on copyright-related issues in particular.

The Coalition often files joint Comments to issues raised by the Copyright Office to help all photographers and artists speak with a larger collective voice. NANPA actively represents the needs of nature photographers within the Coalition.

Tell Us Your Copyright Stories

NANPA collects stories on the experiences and frustrations with any aspect of copyright, including copyright infringements, copyright registration, takedown notices, etc. Please tell us your stories here so we can use them in our advocacy efforts.