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.



ASMP Advocacy Update: March/April 2020

By Advocacy, Copyright, Copyright ReformNo Comments

As we all know far too well, our copyright system does not work well for photographers, especially high volume photographers. Determining what work to register and when to do so is confusing. The registration process is archaic, costly and time-consuming.  Determining whether and when work has been published as required by copyright law can be incredibly difficult and getting the determination wrong can result in the invalidation of a registration in a subsequent infringement action….

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Senator Wyden Needs to See the Bigger Picture in the Small-Claim Copyright Bill

By Advocacy, Copyright Reform, UncategorizedNo Comments

Cross-posted from The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  “As a practical matter Senator Wyden’s singular opposition to CASE waves a dismissive hand at his own constituents—and millions of Americans outside Oregon—who rely on copyright in their small-businesses the same way Portland’s coffee bars need a steady supply of beans.  The CASE Act may seem like a small matter in the scheme of things; but for the creative entrepreneur trying to keep her work from being…

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Join the #JustOne CASE Act Campaign

By Advocacy, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

The new campaign is called #JustOne – since there is just one senator standing between the creator community and the passing of the CASE Act, and that is Oregon Senator @RonWyden. See options for action below. Action #1: Create a #JustOne Selfie and Post To kick things off, we’re inviting you to take selfies (and/or short video clips) that depict you holding up one index finger to indicate #JustOne Senator is holding up the CASE…

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Press Release: House Passes CASE Act on Strong Bipartisan Vote

By Advocacy, Small Claims Report, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

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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