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Photographer Wins Madonna, Keanu Reeves Pics Infringement Ruling

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Cross-posted from Bloomberg Law [by Kyle Jahner] RageOn Inc. infringed photographs of Madonna and Keanu Reeves through t-shirts offered for sale on its website, a New York federal court ruled. Photographer Deborah Feingold showed that the registration on her book “Bright Moments Photographs + Philosophies” covered the Madonna photo because it wasn’t previously published as defined by the Copyright Act, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. The court also rejected…

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Notorious Lawyer and ‘Copyright Troll’ Fined $103K, Photographers Beware

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By DL Cade] “Richard Liebowitz, one of the most prolific copyright infringement lawyers in the state of New York, was recently slapped with a $103,500 fine for his actions in a recent case before being chastised for being a dishonest ‘copyright troll.’ Photographers should pay close attention.” “This most recent set of sanctions and the massive fine levied on Liebowitz is the result of another series of lies. While representing photographer Arthur…

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Stop Senator @Ronwyden and Big Tech From Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Music Tech Policy [by Chris Castle] U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act.  We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land. The CASE Act establishes the first and only meaningful relief against Big Tech for independent creators.  The long-time Senator and swamp…

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Back to School: How a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Took Copyright Law into His Own Hands

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Cross-posted from Creative Future [by Justin Sanders] For most creatives, when faced with the pervasive problem of litigating infringement of their work, the solution is to hire a lawyer. For photographer Earl Richardson, the solution was to become a lawyer himself. A former photojournalist, Richardson experienced the decline of the newspaper industry from the inside. At the beginning of his career, when the industry was thriving, he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff…

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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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ASMP Town Hall: “Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions” – Video

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For this week's Town Hall, we bring it back to one of the most important things that affect each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair use and registration and so much more. Of course,...
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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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CASE Act-ion: Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign!

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© nps.gov Join the CASE Act Clicks Campaign! September 1 Update: A Final Vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the CASE Act today. We ask that you take two minutes to take action in the CASE Act Click campaigns listed below to get the CASE Act passed in 2020! If you have already taken action, please consider taking action again as EVERY CLICK COUNTS....
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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 ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 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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