Hi, everyone! I see a lot of comments on here about how difficult it is to access videos of some of our favorite teams and routines, so I thought some of you might be willing to weigh in. I am a former allstar and college cheerleader (from before allstar teams competed on spring floors...if that gives you any idea of just how "former"!) and I am looking to the cheer community for help! I am a law student working on a project that examines the merits of granting copyright protection to allstar cheer choreography. One of the reasons I am looking at this is because if you can get protection for the choreography as performance art, you can control the authorization of performing, RECORDING, and licensing of your routine... Cheerleading routines haven't been given copyright protection YET, but I think that could change because the performance value of the sport itself has changed. We have all been to competitions where run-throughs and practices are packed with spectators, right? I don't know about you, but I have been drawn in to watching these things because they're entertaining (not just because I'm curious to see what the competition is going to be putting on the mat). Please consider sharing your thoughts on whether cheer routines should be copyrighted. You can message me directly if you don't want to clog up this feed. I am new to FierceBoard and NOT trying to derail the discussion! -Copyright4Cheer?