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Advocacy Alert: Support Needed for Texas Drone Journalism Bill SB839

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In 2013, Texas passed a law that makes drone photography in Texas illegal under many circumstances. There is currently a bill in the Texas legislature that would exempt journalists from the law, thus legalizing drone journalism in Texas, but the bill is stalled in committee. ASMP supports this bill to legalize drone journalism in Texas. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO MOVE BILL SB839 INTO LAW. Why the current law is bad: Under the law, it…

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Busting Myths Surrounding H.R. 1695

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [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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Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act is First Step Towards a Modern Copyright Office

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  Cross-posted from cpip.gmu.edu [by Kevin Madigan] The House Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act by a vote of 27-1. Introduced last Thursday by Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr.—with the support of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Patrick Leahy—the Act is the first legislative effort to follow a four-year review of U.S. Copyright law and aims…

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Advocacy Alert: Call to Action on HR 1695 -Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

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ASMP is pleased to report that the House Judiciary Committee approved HR 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, and Ranking Member, John Conyers, by a bipartisan vote of 27-1. HR 1695 requires the Register of Copyrights to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  If enacted, it would be an important step in providing much-needed autonomy to the United States Copyright…

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Register of Copyright Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

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ASMP is pleased to report that, yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 27-1 HR 1695, the Register of Copyright Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, and Ranking Member, John Conyers.  HR 1695 would require the Register of Copyrights to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  If enacted, it would be an important step in providing much-needed autonomy to the United…

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Legislation is Introduced by House Judiciary Committee to Make Register of Copyrights a Presidential Appointee Subject to Confirmation by Senate

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ASMP welcomes the introduction of H.R. 1695 (the Register of Copyright Selection and Accountability Act of 2017) by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and ranking member John Conyers, and cosponsored by 29 members.   This legislation would take the critical step of requiring the Register of Copyrights to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  This proposed change in the Register selection process was previously advocated by ASMP and several of its colleagues…

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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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