ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers



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

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The Copyright Office is further extending the 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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As the ‘Engine of Free Expression,’ Copyright Law Plays a Vital Role in Enabling Journalists to Shine a Light on Injustice

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy co-authored this opinion piece. Cross-posted from The Hill [by Terrica Carrington, Tom Kennedy and Akili-Casundria Ramsess] “Journalism and the news media play an invaluable role in shining a light on injustice and protecting democracy. It is essential that they are afforded the necessary resources to continue to do their jobs effectively and with integrity.” Read more

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Third Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing on DMCA: The ‘Grand Bargain’ Is No Longer Working

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Editor’s Note: In one of the hearings held yesterday, ASMP Member Jeff Sedlik testified on behalf of all the visual groups, including ASMP, that work together regularly as a coalition when doing our advocacy work. Cross-posted from IPWatchdog [by Eileen McDermott] In the first part of a two-panel hearing today on whether the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is working for the 21st Century, Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Ranking Member Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) said…

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Copyright Alliance Statement on Book Publishers’ Infringement Suit Against Internet Archive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet 571-228-1906 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Copyright Alliance released a statement regarding the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) copyright infringement suit against the Internet Archive (IA) on behalf of numerous U.S. book publishers: According to CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “Today, AAP filed suit against the Internet Archive on behalf of numerous book publisher members, including Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House. The…

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Copyright Office Says Landmark Piracy Law Needs Fine-Tuning

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Cross-posted from The Hollywood Reporter. [By Eriq Gardner] “In a nearly 200-page report issued Thursday, the U.S. Copyright Office describes how the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for several years and receiving more than 92,000 comments, the Copyright Office reports that ‘Congress may wish to fine-tune” the statute.’” Copyright Office Says Landmark Piracy Law Needs Fine-Tuning

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Photographer Rights Online: A Live Panel Discussion

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On Wednesday, May 6 @ 6pm EST, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will join the attorneys for photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, and Robert Caplin from The Photo Brigade. Register here: Together, this panel will examine the case of Sinclair v. Mashable (read more HERE) in which a District Court in the Southern District of New York held that by putting an image…

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

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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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