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Chairman Nadler Gives Boost to Ensure Federal Stimulus Programs Protect Microbusinesses and Self-Employed Individuals

By Advocacy, COVID-19No Comments

Over the past few weeks, ASMP, and other similarly situated organizations, have urged members of Congress to take steps to ensure that microbusinesses of 10 or less employees –a category that fits most ASMP members–are treated more fairly under the SBA’s PPP and EIDL programs. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee gave such efforts a boost last week when he submitted a statement for the record to the Small Business…

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(Updated – 04/26/20) The PPP / EIDL / SBA Programs Are Now (Almost) Open To New Applications

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Current NewsOne Comment

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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ASMP’s Tom Kennedy to Participate in ABA Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property and CASE Act

By Advocacy, Copyright, LegalNo Comments

ABA pleased to extend an invitation to attend ABA’s Intellectual Property & the CASE Act panel and video, starting at 10 a.m. ET on April 23. ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy has been invited as a panelist for the ABA Intellectual Property & the CASE Act discussion. Click here for the a full events schedule that will be held as part of the 2020 #ABADay Digital initiatives. The event will be held as a Twitter…

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Letter to Instagram From ASMP and Seven Other Visual Creators Groups

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This afternoon ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey sent a letter to the CEO of Instagram Adam Mosseri and the CEO of Facebook (Instagram’s parent company) Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of all ASMP Members expressing our concerns about the recent court case Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis. You may read the letter here. This letter was supported and signed by seven other visual associations: American Photographic Artists, American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Digital Media Licensing Association, Graphic…

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ASMP Advocacy: Requesting Additional COVID-19 Economic Relief for Freelancers and Small Business Owners

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

As soon as  the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), ASMP began to organize a series of webinars and town hall meetings to provide information that would enable our members  to understand the provisions of the bill and how they may pursue benefits under the new law.  For the foreseeable future, we will continue to hold webinars every Wednesday with experts discussing issues of importance to our members.  Our past…

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