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


2019 CASE Act Campaign News

May 23, 2019: Close Op-Ed in IP Watchdog: Why Creators Like Me Are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

May 13, 2019: Kennedy Op-Ed in The Hill: The CASE Act is an Opportunity for Creators to Have Rights and Remedies

May 9, 2019: Join Tweet Campaign in Support of HR 2426 (the CASE Act)!

May 2, 2019: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces its Support of the CASE Act

May 1, 2019: ASMP Applauds Introduction of CASE Act in House and Senate

May 1, 2019: Press Release: Collins, Jeffries Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Middle Class Creators from Copyright Infringement

April 3, 2019: Visual Creators Invited to Participate in Copyright Infringement Survey

For additional information on 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.



Advocacy Alert: Need Advocates to Urge Senator Lee (R-UT) to Support CASE Act!

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Extremely Urgent The CASE Act Visual Creator Group had some great meetings during the first day of the CASE Act Fly-In Events and it looks like the CASE Act will easily pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow.  No amendments were submitted by the deadline, which is very good news.  In fact, up until about 30 minutes ago, we thought it might even pass unanimously. However,  we just heard that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will…

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Highlights from First Day of CASE Act Fly-In Activity on Capitol Hill

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ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy and ASMP counsel, Mike Klipper, along with more than forty visual creators and advocates, including ASMP members, attended various meetings with members of Congress today to brief members and members’ staffs about the CASE Act, and to urge their support of the CASE Act bill.   In the afternoon, creators and advocates attended the Senate CASE Act briefing, where Senate staff was invited to learn more about the CASE Act…

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CASE Act Co-Sponsor List – House and Senate

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As the number of CASE Act co-sponsors in the House and Senate increases daily, we thought it a great idea to keep a running tally of sponsors as they sign on. Are Your Representative and Senators Co-Sponsors of the CASE Act? If they are not on the list below, we invite you to send your Representative and your Senators an email and/or tweet to urge them to support the CASE Act. House Sponsors Doug Collins…

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Join ASMP on Capitol Hill in Support of CASE Act – July 17th & 18th

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Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill. Join ASMP and other creators for July Advocacy ‘Fly-In’ scheduled this week – July 17th & 18th. 7.15.19 Editor’s Note: See schedule updates below. ASMP and its community of visual creator groups have pivoted CASE Act advocacy efforts towards the Senate this month and scheduled a rash of in-person and online advocacy activities, as the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) moves the CASE Act forward with a mark-up hearing…

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