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US Copyright Office Announces Appointments of Copyright Claims Board Officers

By CASE, Copyright, Copyright Reform, Strictly Business Blog

ASMP is happy to see the announcement of David Carson, Monica P. McCabe, and Brad Newberg as the first Copyright Claims Officers on the CCB. The Copyright Office has been working diligently to get the CCB up and running, and the announcement today of these three individuals with such a broad and deep range of knowledge about copyright is a great next step to seeing the dreams of the CASE Act be put into practice….

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CASE Act Seminar with ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey – May 26

By CASE, Legal, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments
Thom Image courtesy of ASMP Member Michael Hart ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will be leading a seminar on the latest information related to the CASE Act tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26 as part of a four-hour "bootcamp" focused on music law. This program is presented by the Dallas Bar Association where Thomas serves as the Vice-Chair of the Entertainment, Art, and Sports Law section. It is free to all non-lawyers. Even if you aren't interested in...
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ASMP Submits Reply Comments to USCO on CASE Act Implementation

By CASE, Copyright, Copyright AllianceNo Comments

In December 2020, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act was signed into law. Since that time,  ASMP has been playing a critical role along with its partners in ensuring there is an effective and timely implementation of the CASE Act by the U.S. Copyright Office. Recently, the Copyright Alliance, on behalf of its member organizations that includes ASMP, along with other organizations, submitted reply comments to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to…

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Read or Listen: CASE ACT: Will Posting Memes Or Pro Wedding Pics Land You In Copyright Small Claims Court?

By CASE, Copyright, Member Spotlight, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

Cross-posted from NPR. [By Neda Ulaby]  Editor’s Note: Jeff Sedlik is an ASMP Professional Member. “When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth. Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend…

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USCO Launches CASE Act and CCB Webpages/FAQs

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    The United States Copyright Office (USCO) has published the CASE Act and Copyright Claims Board (CCB) and the Copyright Claims Board Frequently Asked Questions webpages to provide the public with information about the implementation of the CASE Act. ASMP will be posting additional information  about CASE Act implementation initiatives in the next few weeks.

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The CASE Act – A Primer

By CASE, Copyright, Copyright Reform, Legal, Member Benefits, Member Resources, NewsNo Comments

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, the President signed into law a bill that includes the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (the “CASE Act”). This enactment marks the culmination of a decade-long effort by ASMP and others in the creative community to create a venue where photographers and other creators can protect their rights. Read on to learn about the CASE Act, and know that ASMP will be leading the way in helping this…

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