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Press Release: House Passes CASE Act on Strong Bipartisan Vote

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Bethesda, MD – The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act (the CASE Act), H.R. 2426, with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 410-6. There is a long list of supporters in Congress that ASMP would like to thank for their strong support of the CASE Act and all in the creative community, starting with Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins…

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Gabriel Nivera

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This Los Angeles–based photographer creates natural photographs that foster strong connections between the subjects and the viewers. Cross-posted from Communications Arts. “I am convinced that in this industry, it boils down to ten percent hard work and technical skill, ten percent timing and luck, and 80 percent developing and maintaining relationships. The best careers have longevity, not just because they are talented or technical geniuses—though it definitely helps—but also because they have excellent reputations and…

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The Case for the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from thehill.com [by Judy Perry Martinez] Congress has an opportunity to join together and pass legislation that will provide authors, artists and other creators with a meaningful way to protect their work. Both houses of Congress will soon be voting on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), which creates an alternative forum to pursue low value claims of copyright infringement. Under the current system, authors whose work has…

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Protecting Art from Infringement

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[by Fantastic Negrito] Look around the world. We need artists more than ever. By our very nature, we create work for public benefit. We challenge conventional wisdom, we call BS when we see it, we introduce new ways of thinking and we help heal. We exist to contribute. But the reality of the music business — and the reality for most creators and small businesses — is that we are living on the edge, fighting…

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Having The Guts To Say No To Bad Money

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Cross-posted from Louder Than Ten. [By Tom Greenwood] Every photographer has an ethical limit as to who they will work for, whatever their politics.  It’s the same on the client side.  Tom Greenwood, who co-founded the digital agency Wholegrain Digital in 2007 has been there. “There have been times when I had to ask myself which part is more important, the environmentalist or the entrepreneur. At times I have tried to convince myself that I’m…

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Sandy Carson: I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aline Smithson] “Sandy Carson is a self-taught documentary and commercial art photographer, film maker, musician and cyclist who grew up in Scotland, now based in Austin, Texas. He studied communications at University before dropping out to tour the UK and Europe playing in punk bands and making fanzines. After moving to the States in the ’90s to pursue cycling, he travelled the world for 20 years as a professional BMX rider,…

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