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Professional Organizations, Associations and Trade Shows

Link Resource
AES Audio Engineering Society
AMPAS Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
AMPS Association of Motion Picture Sound
ATAS Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
CAB Canadian Association of Broadcasters
CAS Cinema Audio Society
CES Consumer Electronics Show
CRTC Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission
FCC Federal Communications Commission
GANG Game Audio Network Guild
IBC International Broadcasting Conference
MPAA Motion Picture Association of America
MPG Music Producers Guild
MPSE Motion Picture Sound Editors
NAB National Association of Broadcasters
NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
NCTA National Cable Television Association
NFPB National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
NFPF National Film Preservation Foundation
NPR National Public Radio
NSCA National Systems Contractors Association
RIAA Recording Industry Association of America
RTNDA Radio and Television News Directors Association
SBE Society of Broadcast Engineers
SCTE Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
SIGGRAPH Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SOC Society of Operating Cameramen
THX Quality Assurance for Entertainment Picture & Sound


Music Resources

Link Resource
ASCAP The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.
MCPS UK Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
MPA Music Publishers Association of the United States
PRS UK Performing Rights Society
The Recording Academy Home of the GRAMMY Awards
SOCAN Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada
Westar Music Professional Production Music for Broadcast, Post-Production & Multimedia Online resource with links to Production music and sound effects libraries AudioHero Sound Effects & Music Subscription Downloads


Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

Link Resource
Help Stop Piracy Help Stop Piracy of Production Music and Sound Effects
Ban Piracy Copyright Enforcement for the Audio Software Industry
Canadian Copyright Info Canadian Intellectual Property Office
IPR Center National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
U.S. Copyright Info U.S. Copyright Office