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Take the Copyright Alliance DMCA Survey by February 17th

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Over the last year, the Copyright Office has been conducting a study of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  (The DMCA is a section of the copyright law that shields internet providers and websites from liability if they take down infringing material from their sites when notified by copyright holders). The Copyright Alliance has been actively participating in this study to make sure that individual creators like yourself have a voice.  Last year, we created…

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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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Five Questions with Photographer Lydia Bell

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org Editor’s note: Please see Copyright Alliance interview below of ASMP member, Lydia Bell, that include her insight on the creative process  and comments on copyright infringement. This week we would like you to meet one of our Individual Creator Members, Lydia Bell. 1. What was the inspiration behind becoming a Professional Photographer? I knew immediately upon having a child that every moment I had with my daughter was going to fly by and…

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Copyright: Fuel for the Economy

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terrica Carrington] Today, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) released a new report – Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy – The 2016 Report – on the economic impact of copyright-dependent industries through 2015. According to the newly released report, those industries contributed an incredible $1.2 trillion to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. These “core copyright industries,” as the report calls them, employ more than 5.5 million workers across…

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Five Questions with Photographer Elli Morris

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org Editor’s Note: Interview with ASMP Central Virginia Chapter Leader, Elli Morris, was recently posted in Copyright Alliance’s blog. After dabbling in photography for years, Elli decided she wanted to step up her game and become a professional photographer and make a living at it. “The idea of working with clients was definitely inspiring and exciting,” she said. This week we would like you to meet Elli Morris. 1. Can you take us…

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Update on Leadership Changes at US Copyright Office

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October 24, 2016 – Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper have spoken to a few key staff members still in town before the election to express their concerns on behalf of ASMP members that the momentum on small claims legislation not be adversely impacted by Maria Pallante’s departure as Register of Copyrights, and will continue to express that point when meeting with other elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill. The two also participated in a well-attended live/phone-in Copyright Alliance…

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Copyright Alliance Statement on Today’s Changes in the Copyright Office Leadership by New Librarian of Congress

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In response to the October 21, 2016 Copyright Office announcement about leadership changes referenced below in Copyright Alliance press release, and as a Copyright Alliance member, Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, and ASMP outside counsel, Mike Klipper, are in communications with other members of the Copyright Alliance as well as other groups in the copyright community representing visual creators to discuss developments and a collective response. There are a number of intertwined issues that will affect the future of copyright reform,…

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Here’s How Much Copyright Contributes to the US Economy

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terrica Carrington] We talk a lot about the value of copyright protection — no surprise there. Copyright fosters creativity and leads to the development of culturally rich and historically significant works of art. It allows creators to reap the benefits of the time and effort they’ve devoted to their creative endeavors. It’s a driving force behind our preservation efforts. But if we had to put a price tag on it, exactly how much…

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The BIG Deal About Copyright Small Claims

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org. By Terrica Carrington, Copyright Alliance Copyright Counsel On September 21st, the Copyright Society of the USA, the Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention, and the Copyright Alliance co-sponsored The Big Deal About Copyright Small Claims — a discussion on the role of a small claims process as a possible alternative for certain types of copyright litigation. The event took place on Capitol Hill and featured speakers representing various players across the…

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Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture Urge ’16 Candidates to Fight for Strong Copyright System

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Cross-posted from Billboard.com The Copyright Alliance and CreativeFuture, two anti-piracy groups whose members include major film studios, record labels and media conglomerates, have joined forces for an open letter/mission statement and Change.org petition urging political candidates in the upcoming U.S. election to pledge to “ensure a strong copyright system that rewards creativity and promotes a healthy creative economy.” The open letter, addressed to “our country’s current and future leaders,” outlines several core shared beliefs between…

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