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Judge Rules Photographer Can Sue University Claiming ‘Sovereign Immunity’ in Copyright Case

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] In a case spanning more than two years, a landmark decision has been made after a judge ruled that a photographer is allowed to sue a university who previously tried to claim sovereign immunity after they were caught stealing an image. Back in January we reported the details of the developing case which saw Jim Olive discover one of his aerial photos had been taken and used by the…

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ASMP Stands with Our Colleagues at The Capital Gazette

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ASMP is deeply saddened by the shooting on June 28 at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters were killed in their newsroom, and others were wounded. We support their families, the staff at the newspaper, and journalists everywhere who work to inform the public. This terrible tragedy that has just happened is now all too common in this country.  The reality is that violent…

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Action Request: Please Submit Requests for WHOIS Data to Domain Name Registrars/Registries and the IPC

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Cross-posted from [by Terry Hart] Please Submit Requests for WHOIS Data to Domain Name Registrars/Registries and the IPC: As previously reported, access to the WHOIS database – which law enforcement, copyright owners and other rights holders use to obtain the identity and contact information for those who are operating infringing websites – is now being restricted due to a temporary specification approved by ICANN in order to comply with the EU General Data Protection…

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Questions with an Educator: Andreanna Seymore

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Andreanna Seymore. Andreanna is a New York, New York-based photographer and educator specializing in documentary and editorial photography. While pursuing her Master’s Degree at Queens College, she ended up co-founding the Literacy and Mathematics through Photography (LAMP) program that combined her experience with both photography and the social sciences. She has also combined her passion for photography and her love of Roller Derby to create a monograph entitled Scars and Stripes:…

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Grow our Professional Community and Get Cash!

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There are lots of new things happening and we would love our members’ help in spreading the word to those in your photography community who haven’t caught on to the benefits of ASMP! Refer any photographers, professional assistants, digital techs, retouchers, CGI artists or any other imaging-associated professionals who haven’t yet joined ASMP, and get a $20 Visa gift card for EACH member who decides to join! It’s a nice way to subsidize your own…

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Screenshot of interview with Catherine Edelman posted at LensCulture

What Is Art Photography? Catherine Edelman Offers Her Opinion

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Editor’s Note: Catherine Edelman is one of the premier gallerists in the country. Here, she is interviewed by Coralie Kraft in the online magazine LensCulture about how she interacts with her artists, including new artists, how she began her career, and how it (and she) has changed, and her take on the the best way to develop a fine-art career. Cross-posted from LensCulture [by Coralie Kraft] Debuting with the Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan…

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