Keith Kupferschmid is President and CEO of the Copyright Alliance, a position he has held since October 2015. In this role, Keith is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Copyright Alliance operations, including public policy, communications and member outreach. Keith has helped raise the profile of the Copyright Alliance and the public’s awareness regarding the importance of copyright. He has also testified before Congress and various federal and state government agencies on key copyright issues.
Before joining the Copyright Alliance, Keith served as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Intellectual Property for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), where he represented and advised software and content companies on intellectual property (IP) policy, legal and enforcement matters, and supervised the organization’s enforcement operations, including working with federal and state government officials on civil and criminal piracy cases.
Prior to joining SIIA, Keith worked as an IP attorney at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; IP attorney-advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO); Director of Intellectual Property at the United States Trade Representative; and Policy Planning Advisor at the U.S. Copyright Office.