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Copyright Office Says Landmark Piracy Law Needs Fine-Tuning

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Cross-posted from The Hollywood Reporter. [By Eriq Gardner] “In a nearly 200-page report issued Thursday, the U.S. Copyright Office describes how the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for several years and receiving more than 92,000 comments, the Copyright Office reports that ‘Congress may wish to fine-tune” the statute.’” Copyright Office Says Landmark Piracy Law Needs Fine-Tuning

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Squarespace: Please Stop Stripping Copyright Data from Our Photos

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Penny Gentieu] “A few months ago I found out about the upcoming Google Licensable badge. Provided you embed the required metadata in your image files, it’s a label that will be added to your photos in Google Images, with links to a page that includes your Web statement of rights and a link to license the photo.” “After nearly a month and six different reps in the Customer Service department, I…

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The Photo Untaken: Stories From Outside the Frame

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Allen Clark, a renowned photographer and returning ASMP member has traded his camera for a microphone to talk to some of the greatest photographers and artists in the world. With a list of future guests that will take his listeners to the moon and back, he turns his attention to his podcast “The Photo Untaken: Stories From Outside the Frame.” Podcast:  https://www.allenclarkphotography.com/podcast/4 (Cig Harvey episode) Allen has been a photographer for over 25 years in…

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What It Takes to Be a Photo Editor

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Cross-posted from Aperture [by Brendan Embser] In November 2014, Paul Moakley traveled to Liberia with the photographer Jackie Nickerson to make portraits of the doctors and frontline workers fighting against the Ebola epidemic for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue. As they waited to see Dr. Jerry Brown, a medical director in Monrovia, Moakley and Nickerson witnessed a burial team preparing to move Ebola victims to a site for mass cremation. “All I could…

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – Video

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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: The Importance of a Quality Portfolio Edit – May 27, 2020 Linda Levy of Workbook conducts a semi-live portfolio review for two ASMP members, Amy Scott and Jason Pietroski. Linda presents her process and shows you in real-time how she makes decisions on images and sequences them. Linda believes there’s a big difference in a “good portfolio” and a “spectacular portfolio.” A spectacular portfolio keeps a photographer’s work at the forefront of…

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Turning The Camera From War to Family

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Magazine.  [By Paolo Pellegrin]  “I’m Italian, and in the first few weeks of the pandemic, seeing Northern Italy deteriorating very, very quickly, there was a sense of being in completely unexplored territory. That has parallels, surely, with the type of work I have done in the past as a photographer in conflict zones. Early on, it was our decision as a family for me not to travel, not to…

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