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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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What We Learned This Week: Getty Is Now Licensing Photos from Inside Video Games

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Sports photography isn’t what it used to be. That’s to be expected, considering the lack of sports this pandemic summer. But there are still job opportunities: This week we learned that Getty Images is partnering with the creators of the video game Gran Turismo to market in-game photography from “world-class motorsports photographers.” Getty recently announced that it is the “exclusive photo agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of eSport events.” The goal, noted PetaPixel, is to “[bridge] the gap…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Names James Edmund Datri as Its New Chief Executive Officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel maddrey@asmp.org Marianne Lee, ASMP Board Chair marianne@asmp-board.org Washington, D.C., July 10, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has named James Edmund Datri as its new chief executive officer. He will begin his tenure on July 13th and will be based out of San Francisco. Datri is succeeding Tom Kennedy, who announced in January that he would be stepping…

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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Penelope Green] “For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.” “A slight woman who her gallerist, Jay Deutsch, said in her youth resembled the singer Emmylou Harris, Ms. Morton scrambled through open manholes, shinnied under fences and made her way to the edges of the city — and society — to her…

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The Story of the Elian Gonzalez Photo

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] Who is Elian Gonzalez?  And why was it news when, on Father’s Day, he announced that he was set to become a father? “Soon I will begin to understand what it means to be a father,” Elian Gonzalez wrote on his Facebook page, notes CNN. “But what I know up until now is my father and I hope to do it as half as well as he did with me.”…

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Photographer Recreates Historical Portraits Using Direct Descendants of the Subjects, Including Thomas Jefferson’s Sixth Great Grandson

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] One photographer has been shooting portraits with the goal of recreating famous portraits of some of history’s most prominent figures — but with an interesting twist: His subjects are the descendants of historical figures. For one portrait in particular, he located Thomas Jefferson’s sixth great-grandson. Drew Gardner is not only a photographer but also a history enthusiast who was was commissioned by Smithsonian magazine to work on a project…

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Keeping Fit: How to Do the Right Exercise for Your Age

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Cross-posted from getpocket.com [by Julie Broderick] As we get older, our bodies benefit from different types of exercise. Here’s a guide for all ages. The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise…

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The Senate Has Been Holding Off on New Relief. It’s Costing Freelancers Their Lives

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union This Friday, senators will take a two-week holiday, leaving millions of unemployed people and small business owners in suspense about their future. The only thing we know for sure is that McConnell claims the PUC program will not be extended. His argument: That extra compensation is encouraging people to stay home instead of going back to work. This completely ignores the reality for millions of people who are still unable to…

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Seventy-Five Scientific Research Projects You Can Contribute to Online

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  Cross-posted from smithsonianmag.com [by Rachael Lallensack] If you find yourself tired of streaming services, reading the news or video-chatting with friends, maybe you should consider becoming a citizen scientist. Though it’s true that many field research projects are paused, hundreds of scientists need your help sifting through wildlife camera footage and images of galaxies far, far away, or reading through diaries and field notes from the past. Plenty of these tools are free and…

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Photographer Claims Reddit Wants to Use His Work Without Licensing It or Even Crediting Him

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] Photographer John Wingfield of Bellingham, Washington is telling the world about his recent experience with Reddit, one of the largest websites out there — and it is another reminder of how vigilant you have to be about your rights when it comes to your photography. Thankfully, no one has stolen anything in this case. We cover way too many stories about that, and they’re always depressing (plus they…

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Watch Out: Instagram Hackers Are Using Fake Copyright Notices to Trick People into Giving up Their Account Details

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Andy Day] “If you’ve received a message in your Instagram inbox from a major corporation informing you that you’ve infringed their copyright, watch out. It’s a fairly convincing phishing scam that is trying to hack your account. Like many phishing attempts, the message seems legitimate at a glance. The one I received was from The North Face Chile informing me that I had posted a copyrighted photograph to my Instagram account. The…

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What We Learned This Week: Wedding Photographer Becomes Famous After Being Fired Over BLM Support

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] This week, Shakira Rochelle became famous. It began when the Cincinnati-based wedding photographer was fired by a client over Rochelle’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Rochelle was set to photograph the unnamed client’s wedding when she received a text from the bride requesting that she be refunded her deposit for the job. “We have done a lot of talking and we cannot bring ourselves to support anyone…

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