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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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Copyright Office Further Extends Timing Adjustments for Persons Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

By Copyright, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

  The Copyright Office is further extending temporary adjustments to certain timing provisions under the Copyright Act for persons affected by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register of Copyrights to temporarily adjust statutory deadlines for copyright owners and other affected parties if she determines that a national emergency declared by the President is generally disrupting the normal operation of the copyright system. Under this authority,…

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On-site Copyright Office Services Reopening by Appointment Only

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  Beginning July 8, 2021, on-site services at the U.S. Copyright Office will open to the public by appointment only. To submit claims, request certified copies of certificates or copyright deposits, or conduct other in-person business, please make an appointment here. Note: Due to renovations, the Copyright Records Reading Room remains temporarily closed. The Office will continue to provide online assistance for registering works, searching copyright-related records, learning about copyright topics, and obtaining other services….

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ASMP Supports Senators Leahy, Tillis Request of USCO to Convene STM Working Group and Issue Report

By Copyright, Current NewsNo Comments

Cross-posted from Copyright Alliance newsfeed Chairman Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Tillis (R-NC) of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property recently sent a letter to Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter requesting “the Copyright Office convene a representative working group of relevant stakeholders in order to identify and implement standard technical measures and recommend other necessary steps to stop online copyright theft and improve the digital ecosystem for creators, content owners, and lawful internet…

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Lunch and Learn: Digital Copyright, Infringement and Fair Use

By Copyright, Copyright Alliance, WebinarsNo Comments
Image: AIC Friday June 25 @ 1pmET On June 25 at 1 pm ET, the American Influencer Council (AIC) and the Copyright Alliance, will present a virtual workshop on how copyright supports innovation, creates financial protections and amplifies public access to creator content. Join artists Blair Breitenstein and Katie Rodgers, co-chairs of the AIC Art & Culture committee, Kendra Dandy, multimedia artist and an AIC Founding Member, special guest Meredith Wing, a NYC-based illustrator and...
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Library of Congress Announces Copyright Public Modernization Committee

By Copyright, Copyright Alliance, Copyright Reform, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments
Editor's Note: ASMP is excited to share the announcement from the US Copyright Office about the Copyright Public Modernization Committee below. Of particular note, ASMP would like to congratulate Keith Kupferschmid, CEO of the Copyright Alliance, and Professor Jeff Sedlik, long time ASMP member, educator, and copyright expert on their appointment.    The Library of Congress announced today the membership of the new Copyright Public Modernization Committee (CPMC), which is being convened to enhance communication...
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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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ASMP & Copyright Alliance Celebrate Creators on 2021 World IP Day/ Week of April 26-30

By Copyright, Copyright AllianceNo Comments

Join ASMP and the Copyright Alliance, of which ASMP is a member organization, as we celebrate World IP Day/Week 2021 from April 26–30. World IP Day is recognized on the same day in April of each year to remind everyone of the critical role that intellectual property plays in encouraging creativity and innovation. The 2021 World IP Day theme, as determined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas…

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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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