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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Announces Launch of Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators

By COVID-19, Press Release, Strictly Business Blog, Town Hall, WellnessNo Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel maddrey@asmp.org Washington, D.C., August 14, 2020 — The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is proud to announce the launch of ASMP’s Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators. This Guide, which was months in the making, was drafted in conjunction with world-renowned physician, oncologist and medical ethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and his team of COVID-19 experts, including Dr. Saskia Popescu and…

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

By Current News, Press Release, Strictly Business BlogOne Comment

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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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Announces Formation of Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Diversity in Photography, Press Release, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Systemic and institutionalized racism exist in America and must be ended by conscious, collective action demanding change. Though ASMP has a history of commitment to supporting voices for racial justice in the United States, as exemplified by the 1960’s-era Equal Rights Committee, a fair critique makes plain our need to do much more today to address the underlying causes and effects of systemic racism.   –  ASMP, June 9, 2020   Today, as…

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ASMP Condemns Attacks on Journalists

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In the most forceful terms, ASMP condemns the attacks on journalists, photojournalists and video journalists during the protests taking place in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic killing. The attacks we are seeing are wholly unjustified and completely unacceptable. Members of the press who are reporting on the aftermath of this tragedy are doing so in order to keep their fellow citizens informed. Their work is crucial as a vehicle in holding those in power…

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Press Release: The ASMP Foundation Announces a New ”Emergency Cash Grant”

By ASMP Foundation, Press Release, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

PRESS RELEASE May 11, 2020 The ASMP Foundation is proud to announce the creation of a new grant program intended for photography professionals affected by the COVID-19 virus. It is called the “ASMP Donor’s Circle.” With an initial pool of $5,000, 20 grants of $250 will be awarded in the beginning phase. ASMP is now looking to its members to fund the Donor’s Circle further. 50 members, with each offering $500 tax-deductible donations, will create…

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Photographer Rights Online: A Live Panel Discussion

By Copyright, Copyright Reform, Current News, Legal, Press Release, WebinarsNo Comments

On Wednesday, May 6 @ 6pm EST, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will join the attorneys for photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, and Robert Caplin from The Photo Brigade. Register here: bit.ly/adorama-PRO Together, this panel will examine the case of Sinclair v. Mashable (read more HERE) in which a District Court in the Southern District of New York held that by putting an image…

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ASMP Applauds Introduction of CASE Act in House and Senate

By Advocacy, Press Release, Small Claims ReportNo Comments

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

By Copyright Reform, Press Release, Small Claims ReportNo Comments

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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