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Thomas Maddrey

PPP Forgiveness FAQ

By COVID-19, Legal, Strictly Business Blog, Town HallNo Comments

The Basics Is loan forgiveness automatic? No. You must request forgiveness through your bank or lender. Who do I request forgiveness from? You request loan forgiveness from the bank or lender who processed your loan. NOT the SBA. How should I use my loan proceeds to be eligible for Forgiveness? Under current SBA guidance: You must use at least 60% of funds for eligible payroll costs to qualify for full loan forgiveness, down from 75%…

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ASMP Strongly Condemns Judicial Order to Turn Over Protest Photographs

By ASMP Transition 2020, Current News, Legal, NewsNo Comments

The American Society of Media Photographers strongly condemns the July 23rd ruling by a King County, Washington Superior Court that attempts to force the Seattle Times and four other news outlets to turn over to law enforcement unpublished photographs and video of the racial justice protests on May 30th. The state court found that these organizations were not protected by “shield” laws that were designed to prevent such compelled delivery of reporters’ unpublished materials. This is flatly unacceptable. As…

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Come and Celebrate Tom Kennedy’s Retirement

By Message from Executive Director, NewsNo Comments
On July 3, ASMP Executive Director Thomas Kennedy will be retiring from his position after years of shepherding this organization and supporting its members from Capitol Hill, to all 38 chapters, and every place in between. But before we lament his (well-deserved) opportunity for a break, come and celebrate in a virtual get together this Thursday, July 2 @ 3:00pmET. Come and join as we celebrate Tom and his time here at ASMP! See you...
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Instagram Comes out Defending Artists – Update

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UPDATE June 24, 2020: The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted Stephanie Sinclair’s motion for reconsideration. The Sinclair case garnered a lot of attention in the creative community when the court ruled that, Mashable’s use of photos from Ms. Sinclair’s public Instagram account did not amount to copyright infringement, even though Mashable had unsuccessfully tried to license the photos from Ms. Sinclair prior to their use and therefore…

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Same Court, Same Issue, Different Result? Instagram and Embedding Round 2

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Author’s Note: As you know, ASMP has been heavily involved in the Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis case from last month, and drafted a letter on behalf of the major visual creator groups asking for changes. We also provided more guidance here. You can see an update on what Instagram said regarding this just in the last few hours right here.  Not two months after the Sinclair decision, the United States District Court for the Southern District…

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Virtual Screening of Jay Myself with Live Q+A

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Important: ASMP Members can get a free ticket to this event by following the instructions below! On June 16 @ 8pm Eastern, Director Stephen Wilkes will join us for a live Q&A after streaming “Jay Myself,” a fascinating film about Jay Maisel and The Bank – a six-floor, 36,000 square foot, 100-year-old landmark building that sits on the corner of the Bowery and Spring Street.For decades The Bank was draped in mystery, graffiti-covered, with boarded-up…

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Safety While Shooting: The ASMP Guide

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At 3pm ET on May 13th, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey held a webinar entitled “Safety While Shooting: The ASMP Guide.” This page is the master article for links and materials related to ASMP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic specifically focused on Health, Safety, and Legal matters. This will be the home for videos, documents, and future content about these topics. DISCLAIMER: This is ASMP’s evaluation of current best practices and guidelines related to both…

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Photographer Rights Online: A Live Panel Discussion

By Copyright, Copyright Reform, Current News, Legal, Press Release, WebinarsNo Comments

On Wednesday, May 6 @ 6pm EST, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will join the attorneys for photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, and Robert Caplin from The Photo Brigade. Register here: bit.ly/adorama-PRO Together, this panel will examine the case of Sinclair v. Mashable (read more HERE) in which a District Court in the Southern District of New York held that by putting an image…

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(Updated – 04/26/20) Paycheck Protection Program :: Why Every Photographer, Artist, and Small Business Needs to Apply

By COVID-19, Legal, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

CRITICAL UPDATE: As of Friday, April 24, the new bill authorizing $370 billion to the PPP and EIDL programs has been signed by the President and now we are waiting on the SBA to let us know when they will be processing new EIDL Advance applications. They have told banks that they will start processing new PPP applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30am EST. Check here for the latest updates straight from the SBA. …

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(Updated – 04/26/20) How to Calculate PPP Payroll Amount for Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors, LLC’s, and Corporations

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CRITICAL UPDATE: As of Friday, April 24, the new bill authorizing $370 billion to the PPP and EIDL programs has been signed by the President and now we are waiting on the SBA to let us know when they will be processing new EIDL Advance applications. They have told banks that they will start processing new PPP applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30am EST. Check here for the latest updates straight from the SBA. …

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