As an ethics body, COPE's first loyalty is to ethics. But as a membership body, its first loyalty is to its members. Imagine if Amnesty International sold memberships to nations. For, say, $1 million, a country could subscribe to the group’s services, ensuring it would receive professional and confidential advice on delicate human rights matters. It could even put the Amnesty International logo on its website. A lot of good would come of such a system.