ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers


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The mission of ASMP Advocacy efforts are designed to empower still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals; and educate both members and non-members about policies that impact both the person and the profession.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has
. – Margaret Mead


Take action now: Ask your Representative NOW to vote YES on the CASE Act

For information about the CASE Act, go to CASE Act Central.

Additional information about ASMP’s Small Claims advocacy efforts and actions, go to Small Claims Report.

Join the discussion on advocacy with the ASMP community in the NEW ASMP Forums.



The CASE Act Needs You Now!

By Advocacy, CopyrightNo Comments
© Michael Judkins Possible CASE Act Movement In Next Several Weeks! Over the past two years, we have asked you numerous times to support the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (the CASE Act) — a bill that would create a “small claims court” within the U.S. Copyright Office to handle copyright infringement claims from individual creators and small businesses that cannot afford to defend themselves in federal court. Every time we have...
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Stop Senator Ron Wyden and Big Tech from Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273—The CASE Act

By Advocacy, Copyright Alliance, Copyright Reform, Current NewsNo Comments

Cross-posted from Copyright Alliance [by Chris Castle] The CASE Act is a bipartisan copyright dispute resolution bill that is inches away from becoming the law of the land. Unfortunately, though, it has stalled in the Senate due to just one Senator. The bill calls for a “small claims” process staffed by U.S. Copyright Office attorneys for a limited category of infringement claims by creators, as well as an opportunity for a quick and inexpensive resolution…

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CASE Act-ion: Join the Fall 2020 Senate Clicks Campaign!

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Image: September 15 Update: A final Senate vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon and we want to have a majority of Senators on board as co-sponsors when that vote hits the Senate floor. So, the Fall 2020 CASE Act-ion is to contact ALL Senators who are not currently co-sponsors and urge them to support the CASE Act today. And we make it very easy to do so with the ONE CLICK...
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Wyden Attempts to Stall CASE Act: Senate Holds Are Not Supposed to Be Dead Ends

By Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Current NewsNo Comments

Cross-posted from IP Watchdog [by David Newhoff] “When a bill has overwhelming bipartisan support, the public is right to demand that Senator Wyden explain, in very clear terms, why he alone believes he knows better.” Under Rule VII of the Rules of the Senate, bills can only move forward by unanimous consent. Consequently, a single senator may place a “hold” on a bill to keep it from passing. In principle, the rule exists to ensure…

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Stop Senator @Ronwyden and Big Tech From Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 The CASE Act

By Advocacy, Copyright, Current NewsNo Comments

Cross-posted from Music Tech Policy [by Chris Castle] U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act.  We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land. The CASE Act establishes the first and only meaningful relief against Big Tech for independent creators.  The long-time Senator and swamp…

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ASMP Town Hall: “Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions” – Video

By Advocacy, Copyright, COVID-19, Town Hall Webinar Archives, WebinarsNo Comments
For this week's Town Hall, we bring it back to one of the most important things that affect each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair use and registration and so much more. Of course,...
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