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Stop Senator Ron Wyden and Big Tech from Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273—The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Copyright Alliance [by Chris Castle] The CASE Act is a bipartisan copyright dispute resolution bill that is inches away from becoming the law of the land. Unfortunately, though, it has stalled in the Senate due to just one Senator. The bill calls for a “small claims” process staffed by U.S. Copyright Office attorneys for a limited category of infringement claims by creators, as well as an opportunity for a quick and inexpensive resolution…

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CASE Act-ion: Join the Fall 2020 Senate Clicks Campaign!

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Image: senate.gov September 15 Update: A final Senate vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon and we want to have a majority of Senators on board as co-sponsors when that vote hits the Senate floor. So, the Fall 2020 CASE Act-ion is to contact ALL Senators who are not currently co-sponsors and urge them to support the CASE Act today. And we make it very easy to do so with the ONE CLICK...
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Wyden Attempts to Stall CASE Act: Senate Holds Are Not Supposed to Be Dead Ends

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Cross-posted from IP Watchdog [by David Newhoff] “When a bill has overwhelming bipartisan support, the public is right to demand that Senator Wyden explain, in very clear terms, why he alone believes he knows better.” Under Rule VII of the Rules of the Senate, bills can only move forward by unanimous consent. Consequently, a single senator may place a “hold” on a bill to keep it from passing. In principle, the rule exists to ensure…

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Stop Senator @Ronwyden and Big Tech From Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Music Tech Policy [by Chris Castle] U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act.  We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land. The CASE Act establishes the first and only meaningful relief against Big Tech for independent creators.  The long-time Senator and swamp…

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ASMP Town Hall: “Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions” – Video

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For this week's Town Hall, we bring it back to one of the most important things that affect each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair use and registration and so much more. Of course,...
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ASMP Town Hall: Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions

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Friday, June 26 @ 3PM ET For this week's Town Hall, we are going to bring it back to one of the most important things that affects each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we’ll pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair...
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As the ‘Engine of Free Expression,’ Copyright Law Plays a Vital Role in Enabling Journalists to Shine a Light on Injustice

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy co-authored this opinion piece. Cross-posted from The Hill [by Terrica Carrington, Tom Kennedy and Akili-Casundria Ramsess] “Journalism and the news media play an invaluable role in shining a light on injustice and protecting democracy. It is essential that they are afforded the necessary resources to continue to do their jobs effectively and with integrity.” Read more

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“The Movement and The Moment,” An ASMP Town Hall in Two Parts — June 12

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Friday, June 12 @ 3PM ET Today, America is contending with twin pandemics. These two – systemic racism and COVID-19 – must be addressed, and each of us has a role to play in defeating them. In this week’s ASMP Friday Town Hall No.13, “The Movement and The Moment: A Town Hall in Two Parts,” Executive Director Tom Kennedy’s special guest is Archy LaSalle, a fine art photographer based in Boston and the founder of “WHERE...
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CASE Act-ion: Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign!

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© nps.gov Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign! September 1 Update: A Final Vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the CASE Act today. We ask that you take two minutes to take action in the CASE Act Click campaigns listed below to get the CASE Act passed in 2020! If you have already taken action, please consider taking action again as EVERY CLICK COUNTS....
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A Special ASMP Town Hall: “1968-2020: America Again at a Crossroads” – Video

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In light of recent national events and in the interest of catalyzing individual and collective reflection on what we need to do to move our country forward, ASMP pre-empted this week’s regularly scheduled Friday Town Hall. Instead, we hosted “From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads.” We were honored to have Professor Leon Dash of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and photographer/filmmaker Samantha Isom as our distinguished guests for this program. Professor...
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