Initiative to Promote Diversity in Copyright

Presented with support from the Copyright Alliance

TALA is partnering with the Copyright Alliance to assist artists to complete the copyright registration form and cover the costs of registration for qualifying BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) creators. Don’t fit in the BIPOC category? Don’t worry. You can still get assistance from TALA volunteer attorneys to answer questions and help you complete the form.

The Initiative to Promote Diversity in Copyright (IPDC) was created by the Copyright Alliance to address the fact that although marginalized and underrepresented groups have made significant creative contributions in the United States, these groups have faced barriers to reaping the benefits of their contributions. The Copyright Alliance has partnered with TALA to provide legal and financial support to BIPOC creators who wish to register the copyright in their works. Not only are the fees covered – a TALA volunteer lawyer will walk through the copyright application with you, so you can have the knowledge to register future works.

  • Covers up to three separate works that have not been registered
  • The applicant must be the sole owner and creator of the work(s).
  • TALA membership is not required – applicants wishing to participate in the IPDC program do
    not need to pay the TALA membership fee. Current members are also eligible.
  • Payment of registration fee for BIPOC artists subject to approval by the Copyright Alliance and requires a separate application here:

Hurry – this program only lasts through March, 2024!