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ASMP Files Brief In Defense Of First Amendment

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Contact: Victor Perlman, General Counsel ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: perlman@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Alabama Press Association, has submitted an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in support of defendant Daniel A. Moore in the case The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama v. New Life Art, Inc. and Daniel A. Moore in the United States Court…

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Still Photographers as Amateur Videographers

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These days many still photographers are frustrated when their clients decide to take their own pictures or get photos from amateurs who take photos that are good enough. And sometimes “good enough” is not only good enough – it’s pretty good because technology has enabled just about anyone to take a reasonably good photograph. Indeed technology has lowered the bar to the entry into the realm of professional photography. But any pro knows there is…

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ASMP Files Brief On Behalf Of Members

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has submitted an amicus curiae(“friend of the court”) brief in the case of Muench Photography, Inc. vs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. At issue are copyright registrations of digital catalogues…

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Photo Trade Associations Issue Joint Statement on NYC Rules

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The following statement by four photographic trade associations will be presented at a hearing of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting on June 3, 2010. It is a response to these proposed changes to the regulationsgoverning the issuance of permits for photography. To: Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting From: APA, ASMP, EP & NPPA Re: Amendment to Chapter 9 of Title 43 Rules of the City of New York The boards…

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ASMP’s Mopsik Receives IPC Photographer Leadership Award

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Contact: Peter Dyson, Communication Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: dyson@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that its Executive Director, Eugene Mopsik, has received the 2010 International Photographic Council (IPC) Photographer Leadership Award, selected by the association as the member who best represents the group’s criteria and ideals. Mopsik is one of six winners being recognized at the IPC’s 12th annual awards luncheon…

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ASMP Honors FotoFest Founders

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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 Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has designated photographer journalists Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, founders of FotoFest, as Honorary Members of the Society for their extraordinary contributions to the world of photography. FotoFest, based in Houston, Texas, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the exchange…

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ASMP Supports Major Initiatives 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 announced its support for major initiatives that fund the education and advocacy of student and emerging photographers, and the growth and development of established photographers. These initiatives include the following:   Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) as a Major Founding Sponsor to set up mentoring and internship programs…

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ASMP Elects New Board Officers, Directors

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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 Richard Kelly, a Pittsburgh-based corporate and editorial photographer and owner of Richard Kelly Photography, has been re-elected as President for the 2010 – 11 year. Serving as First Vice-President is James Cavanaugh of James Cavanaugh Photography in Buffalo; as Second Vice-President, Gail Mooney of Kelly/Mooney…

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Photographers File Class Action Against Google

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Contacts: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP mopsik@asmp.org or 215 451 2767 Ext. 201 Victor S. Perlman, Esq., General Counsel, ASMP perlman@asmp.org or 215 451 2767 Ext. 207 American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Related documents: An ASMP FAQ on the lawsuit Full text of the complaint Statement of Mishcon de Reya New York LLP law firm Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive…

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