News and Project Update 04.08.2022

by | Apr 8, 2022 | Current News, Strictly Business Blog

Item 1 – New Copyright Claims Board Information

This week a number of Copyright Claims Board materials were published by the U.S. Copyright Office. First, a brand new website was launched at: This will be the official home for the CCB at the Copyright Office. Second, just today, a new “Final Rule” was published regarding Law Students and Business Entities related to the CCB. Stay tuned to ASMP’s YouTube channel for a reaction to this new final rule soon!

Item 2 – Interview with Amy Scott – Queer The Lens

Recently, we had a chance to sit down with one of the co-founders of Queer the Lens, ASMP member Amy Scott. In this interview, we discussed the challenges LGBTQ photographers face, what Queer the Lens is and how people can get involved, and why allyship and developing a safer community helps all creatives. Click here to listen to the full interview with Amy.

Item 3 – New Amicus Briefs

This week ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey was co-author on two new amicus briefs, one regarding social media companies and answering subpoenas, and one related to rights of publicity. This month we will be featuring a new section on the site dedicated to collecting all the amicus briefs, white papers, and other advocacy documents that ASMP creates on behalf of its members and the industry. Stay tuned!