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ASMP’S ANDERSON RECEIVES IPC PHOTOGRAPHER LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that Richard Anderson has received its 2009 International Photographic Council (IPC) Photographer Leadership Award, selected by the association as the member who best represents the group’s criteria and ideals. Anderson was one of five winners recognized at the IPC’s annual awards luncheon held at the United Nations…

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ASMP Statement RE: Google Book Settlement

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The recent proposed class action settlement between authors, publishers and Google is now subject to review by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) has significant concerns about the terms of this proposed settlement, the process that led to it, and the potential impact of its terms. ASMP believes that the proposed settlement has far-reaching consequences for the work product and the livelihoods of its more…

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ASMP ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS, DIRECTORS

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers 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 chosen as President for the 2009-10 year. Serving as First Vice-President is Todd Joyce of Joyce Photography in Cincinnati; as Second Vice-President, Richard Anderson of Baltimore’s Richard Anderson Photography; as…

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ASMP PROVIDES PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH FREE EDUCATION RESOURCE

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that the association has developed new education tools for the industry which are now available free of charge. All interested photographers now have access to the ASMP daily blog as well as the popular and acclaimed Strictly Business 2 series covering…

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ASMP Statement

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Statement from American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Suitable for Op Ed pieces and as source material: RE: Omnicom Decision to Change Photographers’ Terms & Conditions Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) warns photographers that Omnicom Group, the world’s largest advertising agency holding company, has changed its terms and conditions in an effort to limit their agency liability and, in so doing, transfer that liability to independent photographers and producers. We encourage…

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ASMP GENERAL COUNSEL IS PANELIST AT COLUMBIA CONFERENCE

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… Victor S. Perlman, General Counsel and Managing Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), will be a panelist at the Columbia Law School Conference entitled The Google Books Settlement: What Will It Mean for the Long Term? Google, authors and publishers recently entered into a settlement agreement in The Authors Guild v Google Inc.,…

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ASMP Responds to Recent Facebook Decision to Reverse User Information Policy

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers Email: mopsik@asmp.org Phone: 215 451 2767 ASMP applauds the decision of Facebook to reverse its recent policy change concerning ownership of user information. We encourage other networking sites to review the ownership issues raised and how this may impact members and users. The important subject of copyright ownership of uploaded material has been underscored by the outcry from thousands who were galvanized by Facebook’s new…

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MOPSIK JOINS COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE BOARD

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Contact: Peter Dyson, Director of Communications ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia PA… Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has been elected to the 2009 Board of Directors of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth. ASMP is the premier trade association for photographers who create…

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ASMP GRANTS $85,000 TO PLUS COALITION

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia PA… The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced a contribution of $85,000 to the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to simplifying and facilitating the communication and management of image rights. This contribution will fund PLUS’ ongoing, mission-critical work as the international standards body for the…

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