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WATCH NOW: Texas Supreme Court Hears Jim Olive’s Case

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This morning the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jim Olive Photography v. University of Houston System. ASMP and NPPA drafted an amicus brief in this matter. You can read that here. Below, you can watch the oral argument, and see a live run-down from my initial and subsequent viewing. This is a rough, immediate summary, and more will be forthcoming on this case and deeper analysis in the days to come. Jim Olive’s…

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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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Kat Von D Sued for Copyright Infringement over Miles Davis Tattoo

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Cross-posted from Billboard, CopyrightLately, Truth Sleuth/YouTube, and via PhotoShelter.  [By Claudia Rosenbaum, Aaron Moss, and Katie Scholz] “In a new case, a photographer claims that celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D infringed his copyright in an iconic photo of Miles Davis by tattooing the same image onto a client’s body. Dozens of photography-related copyright cases are filed every week, so I typically only write about ones that I find particularly interesting or unusual. A new…

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6 Copyright Infringement Cases Photographers Should Know About

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Cross-posted from Rangefinder.  [By Libby Peterson]  “Every photographer knows that copyrights are essential to protecting their work, particularly online. You could, at some point, find yourself in a lawsuit, suing someone or a company for copyright infringement—or even getting countersued for damages. Here, we’ve gathered copyright infringement cases from the last year involving photographers—with the likes of LeBron James, Gigi Hadid and even the UK government—that have tested copyright law and photographers alike. Take notes…

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The CASE Act – A Primer

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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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PRESS RELEASE: The CASE Act Is Now Law; ASMP Thanks Supporters

By Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Reform, COVID-19, Current News, Member Benefits, News, Press ReleaseNo Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2020 Contact:Thomas Maddrey, ASMP General Counselmaddrey@asmp.org The CASE Act Is Now Law; ASMP Thanks Supporters New Forum for Small Copyright Disputes Helps All Photographers and Creators The multi-year quest by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and its allies in the creative community to create a small claims tribunal has reached a successful conclusion. Yesterday, the President signed into law the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Celebrates the Congressional Passage of the CASE Act

By Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright Reform, COVID-19, Current News, Member Benefits, News, Press ReleaseOne Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2020 Contact:Thomas Maddrey, ASMP General Counselmaddrey@asmp.org ASMP Celebrates the Congressional Passage of the CASE Act New Forum for Small Copyright Disputes Helps All Photographers and Creators Washington, D.C., December 21, 2020 – The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is delighted that the CASE Act has passed both the House and Senate chambers and is on its way to the President’s desk for signature into law. The Copyright Alternative in…

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December 2020: The CASE Act Needs You Now Campaign

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Image: Brett Sayles Possible CASE Act Movement In Next Two Weeks! 12.09.20 Update: We are very close to getting the bill passed, but our opponents know that, so they have stepped up their opposition. We need to let Congress know just how many creators across the country support the CASE Act. We made it quick and easy to find and contact your Senators in the campaign below. Over the past two years, we have asked...
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The CASE Act Needs You Now. Take Action Today!

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© Michael Judkins Last Days to Pass CASE Act. Take Action Today. 12.15.20 Update: Over the past two years, we have asked you numerous times to support the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (the CASE Act) — a bill that would create a “small claims court” within the U.S. Copyright Office to handle copyright infringement claims from individual creators and small businesses that cannot afford to defend themselves in federal court. Every...
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Google Now Tags Images as “Licensable”: Is This a Game Changer?

By Copyright, Legal, Strictly Business Blog, TechnologyNo Comments

It is one of the most vexing questions photographers face: how do I prevent my images from being stolen when the web has made it so easy to find photographs? The answer we wish we had was that when an image is found online, it is also easy to find the photographer and the licensing info. Enter Google’s new Licensing Badge.  In recent years, Google has been collaborating with the image licensing industry to protect…

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