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ASMP Applauds Introduction of CASE Act in House and Senate

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The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) announced its strong support for legislation introduced today in both the House and Senate that would create a small claims tribunal within the United States Copyright Office–ASMP’s top legislative priority.   The bill entitled, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), HR 2426, was introduced in the House by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) and is co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committee…

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Press Release: Collins, Jeffries Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Middle Class Creators from Copyright Infringement

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WASHINGTON — Today, Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes the Copyright Claims Board at the Copyright Office to make it easier and less expensive for independent creators, such as photographers, songwriters and graphic artists, to better defend their intellectual property from theft. “The U.S. economy depends on…

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Reversal of “Fair Use” Ruling in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Commended by ASMP and NPPA

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Contact Information: American Society of Media Photographers Thomas Maddrey, General Counsel legal@asmp.org 214.702.9862 National Press Photographers Association Mickey Osterricher, General Counsel lawyer@nppa.org 716.983.7800 Alicia Calzada, Deputy General Counsel advocacy@nppa.org 210.825.1449   Reversal of “Fair Use” Ruling in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Commended by the American Society of Media Photographers and the National Press Photographers Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Richmond, VA – Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a lower court’s…

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Tom Kennedy Elected to Copyright Alliance Board of Directors

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CONTACT: Eileen Bramlet ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org 571-228-1906 Washington, D.C. – The Copyright Alliance is pleased to congratulate four members who were recently elected to its board of directors: Matt Barblan, representing the Association of American Publishers; Ben Golant, representing the Entertainment Software Association; Tom Kennedy, representing the American Society of Media Photographers; and Michael Lewan, representing the Recording Academy. According to Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “As 2019 comes into full focus, I look forward to working with…

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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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