Join ASMP and the Copyright Alliance, of which ASMP is a member organization, as we celebrate World IP Day/Week 2021 from April 26–30. World IP Day is recognized on the same day in April of each year to remind everyone of the critical role that intellectual property plays in encouraging creativity and innovation. The 2021 World IP Day theme, as determined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas to Market.
Please find below World IP Day events and panels scheduled for World IP Day/Week. For World IP Day blogs, video messages from elected officials, and much more, visit the Copyright Alliance World IP Day 2021 webpage.
TUESDAY APRIL 27 – Creative Enterprises: Small Business, BIG Impact @ 10amPT/1pmET
In keeping with this year’s World IP Day theme, IP & SMEs: Taking Your Ideas to Market, the Copyright Alliance is pleased to host a panel discussion featuring a variety of creators and advocates on what it takes to grow and monetize a creative business, the challenges faced running a business during the pandemic, how intellectual property helps to fuel the creative and business processes, and much more! Panel participants include: Janet Hicks, VP, Director of Licensing, Artists Rights Society; Ryan Edwards, Creator and Owner, MASARY Studios; Kick Lee, Founder and Director, Cincinnati Music Accelerator; Rachel Lackey, Creator and Owner, Green Pea Press; Danielle Van Lier, Assistant General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA (moderator). Follow our Facebook page for updates on the panel, as well as to attend the event at 1 p.m. ET on April 27.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 – Demystifying Copyright Registration with ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey at PSPF @ 12:30pmPT/3:30pmET
As a photographer you own a copyright in each photo you take at the moment you take it. But what happens if you find your work being used without your consent in the future? To enforce your rights, you have to have your work registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and if you have it registered before it is infringed, you have even more options. In this seminar, the General Counsel for the American Society of Media Photographers, Thomas Maddrey, will give you the basics of copyright protections, an introduction to registration, a step-by-step guide to registering your copyrights, and where to go to learn even more. Your copyrights are the single most valuable asset your photo business has — and registration is the key to unlocking this value.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 – Small Enterprises Making a BIG Difference: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts @ 10amPT/1pmET
The Copyright Alliance is pleased to host a second panel discussion featuring representatives from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) groups across the country, including The Ella Project (New Orleans), Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (St. Louis), Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts New York, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, California Lawyers for the Arts, Arts and Business Council Nashville, Arts and Business Council Boston, Springboard for the Arts (Minnesota), Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, and Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Chicago). The panel will focus on how VLA groups support creators and their businesses by providing copyright information to help ensure their rights and fuel their growth. Follow our Facebook page for updates on the panel, as well as to attend the event at 1 p.m. ET on April 28.