We are twenty-three American creators’ organizations, representing over 85,000 authors, photographers and artists, united to receive foreign reprographic royalties and direct them to benefit every American creator.

Through Our Member Associations

Non-title-specific foreign reprographic royalties received by ACA are distributed to our Member Associations. These funds are mandated to benefit every American creator, and not just an organization’s members.

ACA funds have supported American creators through:

  • Federal copyright advocacy initiatives
  • Copyright amicus briefs
  • Copyright education for creators
  • Advocacy with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • First Amendment amicus briefs
  • Direct support of creators’ First Amendment rights
  • Scholarship programs
  • Grant programs
  • Diversity programs
  • Model contracts
  • Authors’ and creators’ access to legal advice
  • Educational webinars and seminars
  • Arts outreach for the incarcerated
  • Educational programming including You Tube channels
  • Books outreach programs to underserved communities

Through Our Individual Author Distributions Program

ACA pays title-specific foreign reprographic royalties directly to identified photographers, artists and writers. We are proud to help support a vibrant, growing American arts community. To date, over $3 million has been paid to more than 2,500 creators. Are we looking for you? Visit our Individual Author Distributions Program page to find out.

U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary held a subcommittee hearing on Jan. 10, 2024, presided by Chair Sen. Richard Blumenthal. This recording is two hours long and a valuable window into the processes and discussions being held. The bi-partisan committee addresses anti-trust laws in an unbalanced marketplace of a few high-tech companies that have monopolized data and information.

On October 30, 2023, the SFWA Board and the SFWA Legal Affairs Committee sent the following letter to the US Copyright Office in response to their August 2023 Notice of Inquiry regarding copyright law and policy issues in artificial intelligence, which is part of their AI Initiative...