Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and NPPA attorney Mickey Osterreicher are quoted in this article stating their concerns about the terms and conditions of #NatGeo100 Instagram contest, specifically the usage of participants’ images by National Geographic. Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] National Geographic has reached 100 million Instagram followers—and it tried to celebrate with a one-day photo contest that amounted to a massive rights grab. Within hours, however, the media company changed…
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
April 2, 2018: Call to Action on HR3945 – Contact Your Representative
November 1, 2017: Call to Action: Copyright Registration Rulemaking
October 26, 2017: Take Action on HR 3945 – CASE Act
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