Artist’s Rights Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans.
The Authors Guild is the nation’s largest society of published authors and a leading advocate for fair compensation, free speech and copyright protection.
First Amendment Coalition
The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to “promote and defend the people’s right to know”–that is, our freedom of information (to find out) and freedom of expression. (to speak out) about matters of public interest.
Confederation Internationale des Societes d’Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC)
CISAC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization embracing 161 members (159 societies and two organizations) representing creators in 87 countries.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information online, as well as to promote responsibility in new media.
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), founded in 1974, is an alliance of over 40 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups.
PEN American Center is a membership association of prominent literary writers and editors. The organization seeks to defend the freedom of expression wherever it may be threatened.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.