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ASMP Statement in Support of Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

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  “The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind.”  –George Washington   As the Executive Director of ASMP, a trade association representing thousands of visual creators, I find the recent budget proposed by President Trump to eliminate the funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the…

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Colorado Photographer Steps from Behind the Camera to Defend ACA

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ASMP member Howard Paul of Denver, Colorado, has become a fervent advocate to protect the health insurance system. “ASMP member are usually self-employed entrepreneurs. We have perhaps the most difficulty obtaining health insurance. Today, it is vital that I maintain insurance as I now have a critical medical condition.” Read Howard’s story below previously published in Small Business Majority. Three years ago, Howard Paul started Howard Paul Photography for Communication and Commerce in Denver, Colo. But before opening…

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T Bone Burnett Delivers Scathing Message to Copyright Office, Urging Reform: ‘Our Culture Is At Stake’

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                                                                    T Bone Burnett on the Broken DMCA Safe Harbors Cross-posted from Billboard.com [by Dan Rys] T Bone Burnett today submitted a five minute video to the U.S. Copyright Office that issued a scathing critique of current copyright laws, taking aim at “mega corporations and web moguls” that “are enriching themselves off the artistic, cultural and economic value everyone else creates,” and urging Congress to fix a copyright system that he says threatens the ability…

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We Can’t Keep Doing Advocacy Without You!

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                                                                                   Image © Alyssa Schukar As you know, advocacy is one of the primary ways ASMP supports you, and your membership fees enable our efforts. Remember to renew your membership so we can continue our efforts to: Create opportunities to have your voice heard by those writing copyright legislation Report on what we’ve been doing on Capital Hill, why its important and how it might effect your business Deploy ASMP resources in 2017 to continue…

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Participate in the Authors Coalition Survey to Benefit ASMP Programs

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Image © J. David Ake   For the past year, ASMP has been working with many other author groups as part of the Authors  Coalition to reclaim non‐title-specific royalties from photocopies made abroad. With your help, in the past year ASMP has collected $80,000, which has allowed us to support and fund our Foundation, Seminars, Chapters, Specialty Groups, Online Business Resources and much more. Our share of the money collected is determined by the responses that we get from the genre survey below; your prompt and accurate answer on the Authors Coalition Survey will determine…

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Small Claims and Reform of the Copyright Office Update

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Today, ASMP as a member of the Coalition of Visual Artists, a group of visual artist organizations, filed a statement in which it described its views on reform of the Copyright Office, including a detailed analysis on what a copyright small claims housed in the Copyright Office, should look like.  The statement was submitted in response to a request for comments by the chairman and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. The small claims portion of the statement—authored by…

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Contribute to the Conversation in 2017

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If you would like to contribute to the many facets of what is ASMP – advocacy, blogging, imaging, mentoring – we invite you to share your insights and talents with the ASMP community and the world beyond in 2017. Send submissions or queries to communications@asmp.org. We look forward to hearing from you! ~~~ NOTICE: If you are a member who has so graciously offered your image(s) for ASMP promotional use, please ensure that your name is noted…

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Copyright Alliance CEO Urges President Trump to Support U.S. Copyright Protections that Drive the Economy and Jobs

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 PRESS RELEASE Copyright Alliance CEO Urges President Trump to Support U.S. Copyright Protections that Drive the Economy and Jobs Core copyright industries added $1.2 trillion to the U.S. GDP and employed nearly 5.5 million men and women in 2015 WASHINGTON – The Copyright Alliance, an organization representing over 1.8 million individual creators and 13,000 organizations, today urged President Trump to stand with American creators and innovators by promoting and preserving the value of copyright in United…

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ASMP Member Participation Opportunities on Copyright Reform

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Image Courtesy of ASMP Member J. David Ake As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, we are diligently working on getting the copyright reform issue reintroduced to the new Congress. Opportunities to be Heard – Please Participate! There are a couple of opportunities you have to make your voice heard on this issue by completing different online surveys. Survey #1: Provides input to the Library of Congress on the qualifications necessary for the new Registrar…

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The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Names Maria A. Pallante as President and CEO

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Cross-posted from newsroom.publishers.org Washington, DC; Jan. 12, 2017 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that the former United States Register of Copyrights, Maria A. Pallante, will succeed Tom Allen who is retiring as President and CEO. Pallante, who will join AAP on January 17, 2017, is widely-known as an intellectual property expert with a distinguished record of public service. “Maria is a creative, forward-thinking leader who has earned the deep respect of…

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