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Jury Awards $900K in Marketing Photo Copyright Case

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Cross-post from [by David Walker] A federal jury in Maryland has awarded $900,000 in actual damages to an Oregon-based plant retailer for its claims against a competitor over unauthorized use of two dozen copyrighted images. The jury verdict, delivered last week, also included a $300,000 statutory damages award, but the plaintiff may elect one jury award or the other (not both) under copyright law. Under a Foot Plant Co., owner of a product line…

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ASMP Statement on US Proposed Electronics Ban on Flights From Europe

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As ASMP Executive Director charged with supporting members in business development and removing obstacles that hinder related business activities, I wanted to let you know I have been following the issue of the potential electronics ban on all international flights into US closely on behalf of ASMP and have been in touch with both House and Senate oversight committees for TSA as well as the agency itself. I  understand fully the potential for it being a problem for members working overseas, and…

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Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…

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Weekend Reading 5.12.2017

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup curated by ASMP National Board Member Luke Copping. Seeking freelance clients? 5 Pieces of Job Interview Advice That Can Help You Land Freelance Clients Find out more about ASMP’s Life Member Martha Cooper’s street art photography exhibit 10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase their Productivity These Haunting Photographs Call Attention to Plastic Trash…

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Martha Cooper Solo Exhibition Reveals Many Unseen ‘Action Shots’ in New York

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Cross-posted from the Huffington Post [by Jaime Rojo and Stephen Harrington, Contributor] Editor’s Note: ASMP applauds the creative work of Life Member and legendary street art photographer, Martha Cooper, in her current exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. An intrepid photographer who has launched a million dreams (and perhaps a few thousand careers) in graffiti and Street Art with her photography that captured crucial and seminal aspects of our culture that others overlooked….

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