In working with Members of Congress, U.S. Senators, and their staffs to secure introduction and passage of the CASE Act, we have been asked for hard data to support our claim that infringement income loss is a huge problem for visual creators.
To respond to that request, we are sending out this survey to get real data to back up individual stories of infringements that have caused harm to photographers, graphic artists, and illustrators. Your responses will be helpful in enabling us to have meaningful conversations about the scale of infringement as a problem, and how it translates down to the lives of individual photographers as well as other visual artists.
To have a clear sense of the context for the CASE Act and our ongoing lobbying efforts for passage of this legislation, please see Congressional testimony of former ASMP Board Chair Jenna Close in support of the CASE Act.
Please take five minutes and participate in the survey to help us convince Congress that copyright infringement is a real problem with a real impact on the ability of creatives to make a living.
For those of you who may have never inquired about the possible infringement of your images, please find the following steps for conducting a reverse image search to find estimated infringement data.
1) Go to images.google.com
2) Enter an image (each link with an infringement counts as 1)
3) If possible, do this reverse image search for your top 5-10 images
We thank you in advance for your participation in this survey.
Thomas R. Kennedy
ASMP Executive Director