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Appeals Court Rejects Co Rentmeester’s Copyright Claim Against Nike

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Cross-posted from [By David Walker] The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected photographer Co Rentmeester’s copyright infringement claim against Nike, affirming a lower court decision that Nike’s famous “Jumpman” logo and the photograph on which that logo was based are not “substantially similar” to a photograph by Rentmeester. The decision was handed down yesterday. The case underscores one of the basic principles of copyright law, which is that copyright protects only the expression…

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Passing of Longtime ASMP Member Nancy Kallman Rudolph

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An ASMP Member since 1968, Nancy Rudolph died peacefully at her home in Lafayette, CA on May 1, 2017. Born December 26, 1923 in Brooklyn, Nancy Kallman Rudolph was a photographer and spiritual-seeker who travelled the world capturing remarkable images on her camera and making friends and creating meaningful relationships wherever she went. Her photographic career began in the late 1940s. While working for the Marshall Plan in Rome she documented post-WWII Italy and Germany….

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Busting Myths Surrounding H.R. 1695

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Cross-posted from [by Terrica Carrington] The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act was introduced in the House on March 23, by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), with the bipartisan support of 29 co-sponsors, in addition to statements of support from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senate Judiciary Committee Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The bill enjoys widespread support…

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Member Opportunities Page LIVE!

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Opportunities is a new on-line initiative to provide ASMP members with access to offerings related to education, employment, internships, volunteer positions, contests, workshops, and other related professional development programs and directives that may be of interest to members in advancing career objectives. Requests to post new listings should be submitted to for consideration. The page can be found on the ASMP site under FOR MEMBERS on the Main Navigation Bar.    

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A Growing Chorus of Over 70K Americans Tell U.S. Elected Officials: Copyright Drives Creativity and Innovation

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Eileen Bramlet, Copyright Alliance: 571-228-1906 Contact: Cesar Fishman, CreativeFuture: 323-591-3002   Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture Partner in Support of Copyright & Creative Communities WASHINGTON, DC and LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture — two organizations that strongly support creative communities by working to protect and encourage respect for copyright law — sent an open letter to elected officials signed by over 70,000 creatives and those who…

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Strictly Business Update Week Ending 01.06.2017

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Strictly Business Weekly Update Table of Contents Message from Thomas Kennedy – Executive Director Advocacy Alert – Participate in Library of Congress Survey ASMP Perspective and Action on Copyright Reform Strictly Business Blog – Works for Hire: How Not to Get Bitten by Thomas Maddrey Strictly Business Webinar Series – Legal Talk with Thomas Maddrey on 01.18.2017 Board Members Give Back Series – Marianne Lee National Board & Chapter Events  

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Election Central 2017!

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Election Central 2017 Everything you want to know about the candidates and the issues in the 2017 election for National Board seats. Becoming a Candidate In 2017, the National Board will have 12 members, who must be Professional Members or Life Members of ASMP. (Professional Members were formerly known as General Members.) Each board member serves a three-year term, and the terms are staggered so that four members are up for election each year. A…

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Scott Kelby’s It’s Guest Blog Wednesday Featuring Tom Kennedy!

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[by Thomas R. Kennedy] Why A Small Claims Solution Must Become Law To effectively address copyright infringements in the digital age, we must start by acknowledging the realities of our economy and legal system, as they exist today. It is not a stretch to say under current copyright law, professional photographers all too often have rights, but no remedies, when it comes to dealing with copyright infringements. While the digital age has provided us with…

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Portlander Gary Braasch, renowned photographer, environmentalist, dies snorkeling off Australia

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Written by Jim Ryan | The Oregonian/OregonLive Gary Braasch used to say his work would take him to the best places on Earth at the worst possible times, his son said. He documented receding glaciers, oil spills and Mount St. Helens’ eruption, earning renown as a nature photographer and environmental activist. Braasch, a Northwest Portland resident, died Monday while photographing coral bleaching and death off the coast of Australia, his son said. He was 72. “He…

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