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ASMP Joins with Free Speech, Press Groups in Calling Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

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ASMP joins the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), American Society of News Editors (ASNE), and more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by American politicians to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies. In a joint statement released today, the groups stress that the administration’s attacks on the press pose a threat to American democracy. Read…

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Press Release: ASMP Applauds Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Cosponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Introduction of Small Claims Copyright Bill

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ASMP applauds the introduction by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) of H.R. 6496, the Fairness for American Small Creators Act, which would create a small claims copyright board within the Copyright Office. The prospects for enacting small claims legislation in the new Congress of a small claims copyright process—ASMP’s top legislative priority—are enhanced significantly by the leadership and involvement of Representatives Chu and Smith, both members of the House Judiciary Committee which…

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Statement of the American Society of Media Photographers on Departure of Maria Pallante as Register and Director of the United States Copyright Office

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[By Tom Kennedy, ASMP Executive Director] The American Society of Media Photographers[1] (ASMP) is saddened by the removal of Maria Pallante as Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office by the new Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. During her tenure at the Copyright Office, Register Pallante was an outstanding public servant who was dedicated to the proper and fair operation of our constitutionally-based copyright system. Among other things, ASMP applauds…

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FAA’s New Drone Rules Now In Effect

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Cross-posted from faa.gov/uas Photo credit: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive regulations go into effect today [August 29, 2016] for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly known as “drones.” The provisions of the new rule – formally known as Part 107 – are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. A summary is available here. (PDF) The FAA has put several processes…

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Copyright Claims Board to Help Artists Protect Their Life’s Work

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Press Release Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership and House Judiciary Committee, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to help artists, photographers, movie directors, musicians, songwriters, authors and other creators protect their work from unauthorized reproduction. For full version of press release, click here.

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ASMP Continues Support For YPA

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that it awarded a two year grant to the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) to continue its Mentoring Program during 2012 & 2013, and that ASMP’s Education Director Susan Carr will join YPA’s Executive Board. ASMP has supported the Mentoring Program since its launch in 2010. This…

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ASMP Receives Distribution From Authors Coalition

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October 25, 2011 Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that it has received $307,700 from the Authors Coalition of America (ACA), an association of organizations representing independent authors including illustrators, photographers, songwriters, text writers and visual artists. The main role of the ACA is to distribute money collected for copying non-title-specific works,…

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ASMP Sponsors Multiple Events At PhotoPlus Expo

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) will sponsor and host a number of important events at this year’s Photo Plus Expo, the preeminent photographer trade event of the year. The Expo will be held October 27 – 29, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. ASMP’s participation includes sponsorship of seminars…

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ASMP Launches Social Bookmarking Website For Photographers

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has launched CameraCake.com, an innovative website that combines aspects of social bookmarking, crowd-sourcing, social filtered search and social networking to help imaging professionals identify and learn from the most valuable resources available. CameraCake.com helps users stay informed by enabling them to share the resources they most admire and…

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