We start off this series of posts with an invitation to join us tomorrow for ASMP’s January Business as unUsual webinar featuring not 1, not 2 but 3 Intellectual Property Attorneys discussing what to do when your creative work has been used without your permission:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm eastern
(aka 10:00 – 11:00 am pacific, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm mountain, 12:00 – 1:00 pm central)
Every day, hundreds of photographers experience the frustration and heartbreak of seeing their work used without their permission – and without compensation. IP Attorneys Bruce Bellingham and Peter McCall of Spector, Gadon and Rosen, P.C. will be joined by fellow IP Litigator Scott Burroughs of Doniger/Burroughs. Together, they will outline the remedies currently available to photographers whose work has been infringed and help you protect your work and your livelihood by providing best practices you should follow to maximize your chances of a successful resolution.
For more on Copyright Reform efforts, watch these recorded webinars:
Business as unUsual
21st Century Copyright & You
featuring Tom Kennedy
hosted & produced by Judy Herrmann
ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy provides a solid understanding of what’s at play and how you can contribute to the advocacy process to ensure that you’ll be able to earn a living in this new era of copyright.
Stream the MP4 from Vimeo
Separating Fact from Fiction:
What Every Visual Artist Should Know about
the Copyright Review Process
featuring Nancy Wolff and June Besek
moderated by Richard Kelly
This 6-part program featuring June Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, intellectual property attorney Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP and professional photographer and past ASMP President, Richard Kelly was developed by the ASMP, DMLA, GAG, NPPA, PPA and APA, and produced by Judy Herrmann. It includes the following recordings:
- Part 1: Copyright Basics
In just 11 minutes, the first segment of Separating Fact from Fiction, provides a brief overview of current copyright practices including the purpose of copyright, the effect and benefits of registering your copyrights and recommendations for artists wishing to protect their work.
- Part 2: Copyright Reform
The second segment of Separating Fact from Fiction covers what artists need to know about recent Congressional hearings on Copyright Reform including their purpose, what they are reviewing, who has been invited to participate, the role of authors and artists in these discussions and the likely results of these hearings. All that and it’s just 9.5 minutes long.
- Part 3: Orphan Works
The question of what to do about copyrighted works whose owner cannot be easily identified or located has created huge tensions both between artists and the cultural institutions that wish to share those works with the public and within the photography industry itself. This 17 minute segment looks at what artists need to know about studies and reports on the Orphan Works issue recently released by the Copyright Office.
- Part 4: Mass Digitization
This 10 minute recording covers what artists need to know about the Copyright Office’s recently proposed pilot program that would allow the temporary creation of a Collective Management Organization that could collect payments from entities engaging in mass digitization projects where millions of works are scanned (such as the Google Books project), with the sole purpose of distributing those revenues to rights-holders.
- Part 5: Copyright Small Claims Court
In just 11 minutes, this recording outlines one of the most exciting ideas to come out of current copyright reform discussions: the possible creation of a dedicated Small Claims Court for copyright disputes that would give artists the option to pursue smaller infringements without the expense of suing in Federal Court
- Part 6: 21st Century Copyright & You: The Future of Copyright
This 12 minute recording addresses what individual artists can do to support favorable copyright reform both as members of associations and through direct interaction with Congress and the Copyright Office.
Keep up with ASMP’s activities with Copyright Reform, bookmark www.asmp.org/copyrightreform today!