Protect Your State
Protect Creators, Protect Rhode Island’s Economy, Protect Copyright.
Protect Rhode Island’s creative economy.
Anti-copyright forces are working in state legislatures across the country, and especially Rhode Island, to jeopardize intellectual property through dangerous attacks that are unconstitutional.
The U.S. Copyright Act stems directly from the U.S. Constitution and grants authors and creators of all kinds the exclusive rights to their creative expression, including, especially, the right to make it available to the public through a variety of licensing terms and business models.
Without these copyright protections, the enormous contributions that American authors and creators make to global culture, education, innovation, and a free and open democracy, would be threatened.
Rhode Island legislators: Protect our creative economy.
The argument against H 5148 and S 498.
Protect Rhode Island’s Economy
Local software industries contribute $1.573 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local music industries contribute $413.5 million to U.S. GDP.
Protect Rhode Island’s Workforce
Local motion picture and television industry support 1,259 direct jobs and 448 production related jobs.
Local software industry supports 10,844 direct jobs and 21,365 jobs in total.
Local music industry supports 9,771 jobs.
Local television supports 4,400 jobs.
Local app economy supports 15,550 jobs in the computing workforce.