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Mayor de Blasio Signs Freelance Isn’t Free Act into Law

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Cross-posted from blog.freelancersunion.org [by Laura Brockett Murphy] Yesterday, November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act into law. This starts the clock on a 180 day countdown until the Act goes into effect. Designed to protect freelance workers against nonpayment, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act mandates contracts for gigs paying over $800, and increases penalties for clients found guilty of late or nonpayment. You can learn…

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Personal Member Tribute to Chris Winton-Stahle

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Verbal Remarks to Family and Friends November 12, 2016 Richmond, VA Dance, dance, wherever you may be I am the lord of the dance, said he And I lead you all, wherever you may be And I lead you all in the dance, said he Christopher Winton-Stahle was one of my first students.  He remains one of my best. We met in August 2003 when Chris was enrolled in the Photographic Business Practices class I…

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Passing of Former Central Virginia Chapter President and Strictly Business Contributor, Chris Winton-Stahle

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It is with heavy hearts that ASMP announces the unexpected passing of former Central Virginia Chapter President and Strictly Business contributor, Chris Winton-Stahle, on November 2, 2016. Board Chair Statement When I first joined the National Board, nearly 6 years ago now, I was still trying to find my footing as a professional photographer. I knew that to be successful in my service I had more to learn about ASMP and the business of photography, but…

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Gordon Parks, photographer who chronicled African-American life, the focus of shows in Washington, DC and Berlin

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The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, has added 173 photographs by the American photographer Gordon Parks to its collection as part of an acquisition of 304 works from the now closed Corcoran Gallery of Art. Many of the works will be shown at the National Gallery as part of the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-50 (11 November 2018-18 February 2019), which surveys his early work.

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Invitation to Participate in InfoTrends 2016 Professional Photographer Survey

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Attention Pros – Tell us about your use of equipment, technology, & future services – and be entered to win Amazon gift certificates InfoTrends, a leading market research and consultancy firm, is conducting a study with professional photographers to better understand their use of technology, future requirements, and new business services. The results will be used to determine the impact of digital photography on your business, and to identify opportunities and threats to help you…

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Statement of the American Society of Media Photographers on Departure of Maria Pallante as Register and Director of the United States Copyright Office

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[By Tom Kennedy, ASMP Executive Director] The American Society of Media Photographers[1] (ASMP) is saddened by the removal of Maria Pallante as Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office by the new Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. During her tenure at the Copyright Office, Register Pallante was an outstanding public servant who was dedicated to the proper and fair operation of our constitutionally-based copyright system. Among other things, ASMP applauds…

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Freelance Isn’t Free Act Passes in NYC with 51 Votes!

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[by Laura Brockett Murphy] In a truly historic moment, New York City became the first city in the nation to protect freelance workers against client nonpayment today on October 27, 2016. This landmark victory is a testament to what can be accomplished when we stand together for the rights of the new workforce. To read the full article, click here.

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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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Photographer Glen E. Friedman Wins Appeal in Copyright Case v. Live Nation Merchandise

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Cross-posted from pdnonline.com [by Conor Risch] A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court erred when it dismissed photographer Glen E. Friedman‘s willful copyright infringement claims against Live Nation Merchandising in 2014. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said evidence in the case suggests willful infringement, and that Friedman may be entitled to more damages. The case has been sent back to the lower court, where Friedman is awaiting…

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Whose sky is it anyway? U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

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[By© REUTERS/Dominick Reuter/File Photo A model of a military drone is seen in front of an U.S. flag as protesters rally against climate change, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia ] Cross-posted from msn.com [By Paola Totaro and Konstantin Kakaes] LONDON/WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the…

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