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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”

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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

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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: 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

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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 214.702.9862 National Press Photographers Association Mickey Osterricher, General Counsel 716.983.7800 Alicia Calzada, Deputy General Counsel 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 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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