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ASMP’s Webinar: Works for Hire and other Copyright Law Issues

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ASMP member, attorney and photographer Thomas Maddrey discusses the realities of “Works for Hire”. He provides great insight for working photographers and other creatives on what you need to know about being an employee vs. an independent contractor and how that impacts ownership of works, strategies for dealing with contract language, and when you might need an attorney. During this webinar you’ll see examples of actual contract language, ways to respond, and when to push back.

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Weekend Reading 1.20.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. •VSCO has closed their New York Offices. •Pricing and negotiation – Shooting abroad for a custom publication.  • How Isaac Asimov avoided getting stuck at work. • Fake photos being used in fake news. • For the architecture fans out there – The Brutalist Coloring Book.

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Review of KodakIt Program

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  [by Nathan Hoerschelmann]   Tom Kennedy, ASMP’s Executive Director, asked me to look over the KodakIt program and to share my thoughts. KodakIt advertises itself as a platform connecting photographers to businesses globally with the phrases “Earn more money. Be your own boss. Get paid fast. Shoot when you want.” 1. Mass Access Is Alluring There are a few ways in which this program seemingly addresses most freelancers’ concerns: 1) access to new clients,…

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Questions with a Pro: Manjari Sharma

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Manjari Sharma. Manjari is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her images have appeared such places as Forbes India, PDN, Geo and Vogue India. We talked to Manjari about what makes a compelling photograph and what business lessons she’s learned. We Asked: As someone who has covered varied projects from documenting surfers to artistic interpretations of Hindu Deities –…

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Weekend Reading 1.13.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. • Start your day with the rule of three to work on your goals proactively • A guide for getting your finances in order in 2017. • What is your view on Kodak’s new photography on demand app Kodakit.  • Tips to help you come up with…

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ASMP Member Participation Opportunities on Copyright Reform

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As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, we are diligently working on getting the copyright reform issue reintroduced to the new Congress. Opportunities to be Heard – Please Participate! There are a couple of opportunities you have to make your voice heard on this issue by completing different online surveys. Survey #1: Provides input to the Library of Congress on the qualifications necessary for the new Registrar of Copyright (replacing Maria Pallante). We’ve provided a…

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