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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors

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Cross-posted from The Authors Guild, The Illusion of More, and The New York Times. Infringement is not just a problem for photographers; the current emergency is enabling improper and illegal usage of intellectual property in all sorts of ways any photographer would recognize.  A recent issue with the Internet Archive has produced multiple articles in the last week. “The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions…

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Weekend Reading 4.2.2020

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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 of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. Vintage Photos Captured People Gargling To Against The Flu From The Early 20th Century Getty Museum challenges people to recreate famous artwork in quarantine, and the results are hilarious 8 Things Photographers Must Do to Lower Their Expenses During the Coronavirus Professional Photography Myths Exposed Portfolio school:…

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Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch

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Editor’s Note: Several former ASMP Members are featured in this article. Cross-posted from 121 Clicks In this lockdown period, you can watch these inspiring and useful videos from masters of photography. This is the Part 1 of this series, I will share few more inspiring videos in next coming articles. Hope you guys will enjoy these. Stay Safe. Read more Also see Masters of Photography: Inspiring Videos Every Photographer Should Watch – Part 2

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(Updated) Paycheck Protection Program: Why Every Photographer, Artist and Small Business Needs to Apply

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Paycheck Protection Program :: It’s For You Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey will be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program among other topics at the Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 3 at 3pmET.  Click here for more info about Town Hall meeting and to register. As part of the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, a large amount of money is allocated towards a program known…

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What the CARES Act Means for Freelancers

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jonathan Medows] On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger unemployment checks over a longer period of time, including freelancers and the self-employed, who are typically…

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Message from the Executive Director – 3.30.2020

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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting our membership and now more than ever ASMP needs to be there to support all those in our community who identify themselves as professional photographers. Given the economic dislocation that is happening everywhere and the losses of income that are being experienced due to project and assignment postponements and cancellations, it might be tempting for an individual member to see a membership as an expendable luxury…

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