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Op-Ed: Why Creators Like Me Are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from ipwatchdog.com [by Jenna Close] “It is extremely uncomfortable and difficult to explain to a client that, while I own the copyright to the work I create specifically for their brand, in practice I have no way to pursue unauthorized use of that work.” ________________________ I have heard it said that a right without a remedy isn’t really a right. This saying completely and accurately sums up my experience with copyright infringement in the modern…

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ASMP CASE Act Central

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Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central –  where you can find all you want to know and more about the CASE Act 2019! While we know that being a visual creator is your priority, our priority at ASMP is to make certain that obstacles to your creativity and livelihood are mitigated or completely removed. As you know, ASMP has been on the front line of advocating for the rights of photographers for nearly 75 years,…

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Instagram Rolls Out Protective Features To Easily Save Accounts From Hackers

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  Cross-posted from designtaxi.com [by Yimin Huang] Instagram is now testing new features intended to make it more challenging for hackers to steal accounts. This is timely, as online extortionists have been threatening to delete influencers’ accounts unless they footed high ransoms. Some victims ended up paying huge sums, while others never managed to get their accounts back, as hackers sold them off for as much as US$100,000, according to The Atlantic. In such cases,…

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The Importance of Not Comparing Yourself to Other Photographers

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] With the internet, it’s easier than ever to hop online, see hundreds of photographs, and compare your work to a bevy of other photographers. But just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should. This great video explores the importance of not worrying about the work of other photographers too much. Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this excellent video explores why you should avoid comparing yourself to other photographers…

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Weekend Reading 6.20.2019

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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 of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. First Photograph Ever Taken And 20 More Historical First Photos How Much Cash Should You Travel With? Do Photographers Still Need Facebook? How Productive Creatives Manage Their To-Do Lists Adobe’s New AI Can Detect If Faces Were Photoshopped And Reveal Their True Forms Instagram Rolls…

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A USDA Photographer’s Flickr Pictures are One of the Internet’s Best-Kept Secrets

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Cross-posted from The New Food Economy.  [by Jessica Fu]  Explaining how valuable Lance Cheung’s images are to the publication New Food Economy, Jessica Fu writes “That’s why, time and time again, we’ve turned to Cheung’s works, which are part of the public domain. Our coverage of President Trump’s proposed Harvest Box program, a Colorado country-of-origin-labeling bill, the difficulty of farm transfers, the growing issue of school lunch debt are just a few instances where his…

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Mick Rock: Capturing Ziggy Stardust

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Beijinger [by Kyle Mullin] Thirty-six years after releasing his smash hit “China Girl,” the late great David Bowie now stars in a high profile photo exhibit in the Chinese capital. The pictures were taken by Mick Rock, who Bowie named his personal photographer during his ’70s heyday. After snapping famed photos of the star British singer in the studio, at home, and onstage…

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Tales of Migration by Seventy-Five Artists

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Editor’s Note: The works of past ASMP members Dorothea Lange and Alfred Stieglitz are featured in this exhibition. Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement features 75 historical and contemporary artists whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis. Presented by The Phillips Collection, the exhibition opens to the public on June 22, however, on June 20, The Phillips…

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Join the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill to Support CASE Act on June 26th

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Join ASMP and other creator groups for a Blue Wave on Capitol Hill in support of CASE Act on June 26th. We are looking for members in the DC, Maryland, Virginia, and metro regions who are willing to travel to Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for the CASE Act and join us at a Copyright Office hearing on Wednesday, June 26th.  Participating creators would be asked to sit in the audience at the hearing…

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Stephen Wilkes: Day To Night

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Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Taschen There are some places around the world that exist as much as images as they do in concrete, stone, steel, or the rugged lay of the land. The Palio di Siena, the Kumbh Mela Festival in India, the Grand Canyon, the Campanile di San Marco in Venice, the Tulips of Amsterdam: these natural and man-made sites are fixed pictures in our collective consciousness, frozen in time and space…

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Member Benefit: Apple Summer 2019 iPhone Trade-In Offer

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Trade in your iPhone online and get instant credit toward a new iPhone. Plus when you shop your MPP Store you’ll also receive your MPP discount on a new iPhone Xr or iPhone Xs (SIM-free). To start your trade-in, log in to the ASMP Apple member benefit portal website to view the Apple MPP online store. Plus when you shop your Member Purchase Program Store, you’ll also receive your MPP discount. See Apple trade-in promo…

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