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The EFF Thinks People Are Too Stupid to Understand the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More. [By David Newhoff] “As the copyright small claims provision, the CASE Act, continues to acquire congressional sponsors—96 House Members and 14 Senators to date—the EFF is amping up the scare-tactics with blunt messages asking the average internet user if they could afford a $30,000 fine for copyright infringement.  Clearly, the EFF expects this strategy to work because they think people are not smart enough to understand a fairly simple new…

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From Beyoncé Covers to Indie Shoots: The New Generation of Black Fashion Photographers

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Cross-posted from The Guardian. [By Kemi Alemoru]  “It is easy to point to magazine covers as markers of changing times, but many of these photographers didn’t wait for the old-guard titles to bestow approval, forging partnerships with brands such as Nike, Apple and Tiffany & Co. Mitchell says that “almost all” his connections in the industry came about through social media; platforms such as Instagram have helped democratise the creative industries.” From Beyoncé covers to…

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Net 90 Payment is a Policy that Freelancers Can’t Afford

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Jocelyn Brady] This morning I called up my utilities company to share a proposal: “What if I decided I’m not going to pay you until 90 days after my bill is due?” Fay, my agent, wasn’t quite sure what to do with me. “I’ve never been asked that!“ she said. I told her not to worry, I was just doing some research. Putting hypotheticals out there, to see what kind…

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Weekend Reading 9.26.2019

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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. Arthur Tress : Shadow Know Your Rights: Photography in Public Storytelling, Humility, and Keeping it Weird: How Conference Curators Select Speakers Transmitting Signals: The Superb Conceptual Fashion Photography By Ekaterina Belinskaya This Photographer Colorizes His Wet Plate Photos with Striking Results PROFOLIO First look: BIG’s mesmerizing new art…

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Know Your Rights: Photography in Public

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Cross-posted from Lifehacker [by Thorin Klosowski and Rebecca Fishbein] The ubiquity of camera phones has turned every layperson into a semi-professional photographer, and social media makes it even easier to spread photographs and video over the internet like wildfire. Sometimes, those photos and videos even end up changing the course of history, or igniting a movement. Still, the rules of photography in public spaces apply whether you’re wielding a $5,000 Leica or an iPhone. For the most…

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ASMP at PPE 2019

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Join ASMP at PhotoPlus Expo. Visit the ASMP Booth (#872) at PPE to get updates about what is happening at ASMP and chat with colleagues about the industry. Advanced registration is free for all attendees until October 23, 2019. A fee of $25 will be charged to anyone who registers onsite, October 24-26. Attendees can register now at photoplusexpo.com. This event is a must-attend for any photographer, videographer, content creator, or photo and video fan….

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