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ASMP Members Attend Small Claims “Tribunal” Meeting with Representative Judy Chu

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[By Barry Schwartz] Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) is expected to introduce a bill this month that would create a small claims court for intellectual property disputes. On September 2, she, along with two staff members, met in her local office in Pasadena, CA with four people from the photography community: photographer, ASMP member, and PLUS Coalition CEO Jeff Sedlik; Juliette Wolf-Robin, Executive Director of APA; photographer Dana Hursey; and myself. We met with Rep. Chu…

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FAA’s New Drone Rules Now In Effect

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Cross-posted from faa.gov/uas Photo credit: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive regulations go into effect today [August 29, 2016] for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly known as “drones.” The provisions of the new rule – formally known as Part 107 – are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. A summary is available here. (PDF) The FAA has put several processes…

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Marc Riboud, Photojournalist Who Found Grace In the Turbulent, Dies at 93

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[by Richard B. Woodward] Editor’s Note: The legendary photographer, Marc Riboud, was a long-time ASMP member. Cross-posted from the NY Times.   Credit Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos  Marc Riboud, the celebrated French photojournalist who captured moments of grace even in the most fraught situations around the world, died in Paris on Tuesday. He was 93. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, his wife, Catherine Chaine, said. Mr. Riboud’s career of more than 60 years carried him routinely…

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Supporting the Freelance Isn’t Free Act Campaign

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The Freelance Isn’t Free Act is the first-of-its-kind legislation that would protect freelance workers in New York City against client nonpayment. With majority support in City Council, the legislation is poised to pass and freelancers across the City are pushing City Hall to bring it to a vote: SIGN THE PETITION Presently 7 out of 10 freelancers struggle to get paid for work completed and lose an average of $6,000 annually in unpaid invoices. Nonpayment puts…

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Weekend Reading 8.26.2016

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. • We all have bouts of burnout, but sometime you need a little help to get back on your feet. Here are five suggestions to help you rekindle your passion for photography,  • Need some low key background noise to help you with productivity and drown…

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Seeking Columbia-Cravath Copyright Clinic Applicants

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For the past several years the Copyright Alliance has been a proud partner of the Columbia-Cravath Copyright Dispute Pro Bono Clinic. Each fall semester, the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and law students enrolled in Columbia University provide free legal representation to individuals and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues. To assist the Clinic, the Copyright Alliance reaches out to individual creators and small businesses in all disciplines to…

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Possible Relief for Photographers and Their Licensing Representatives

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In the wake of its release of a white paper setting out the key components of a copyright small claims bill, a coalition of visual artist groups welcomes the attention that this critical issue is now garnering on Capitol Hill. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’s (D-NY) introduction, along with original cosponsor, Tom Marino (R-PA), of a bill, H.R. 5757 establishing a small claims board and the forthcoming introduction by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) of her own version…

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2016 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture Announcement

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The 2016 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture was awarded to Sian Davey, for her series “Looking for Alice”. The award was co-presented by Maine Media Workshops’ Vice President of Academic Affairs, Elizabeth Greenberg, and ASMP’s Executive Director,Thomas Kennedy. The award recognizes photographers who are creating work in the spirit of Arnold Newman’s legendary photographic portraiture with the winner of the award receiving a $15,000 cash prize. The Arnold Newman Prize is…

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Launching of a New Small Claims Report Section

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Today, I am excited to announce the launching of a new Small Claims Report Section, on the ASMP website dedicated exclusively to the ongoing effort by ASMP and other visual artists’ groups to achieve our community’s top legislative priority in Congress: the enactment of legislation that creates a small claims court as an alternative to federal court litigation that routinely proves too costly and burdensome for photographers, as well as illustrators, graphic artists and other…

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