Select Copyright Disputes Could Get Pro Bono Representation

By Mickey Osterreicher

ATHENS, GA (August 13, 2016) - For the past several years, the Copyright Alliance has been a partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic.  Each fall semester the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and law students enrolled in Columbia University provide free legal representation to individuals and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.

To assist the Clinic, the Copyright Alliance reaches out to individual creators and small businesses in all disciplines to solicit for candidates for the program.  Because NPPA is a member of the Copyright Alliance our members are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity to get free copyright litigation assistance.   

In addition to having a copyright dispute that is new and ripe for litigation, for a dispute to be accepted by the Clinic it should present an interesting copyright issue, the resolution of which would benefit the creative community. Critically, candidates should be located in the New York City area and be unable to afford legal services.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please go to, where you will find both the application requirements and an application. Because the Clinic only takes a limited number of clients each semester, applications do not guarantee representation