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.



Share Your Stories of Infringement with Congress

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Member Infringement Stories In responding to our CASE Act advocacy efforts, members of Congress want to hear from visual creators about infringement of their creative work. If you have had your work infringed, we invite you to share your story by submitting a one page statement about infringement of your work that ASMP can present to Representatives and their staffs in advocacy meetings. Please submit your one-page statement about the infringement of your work and…

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Kennedy and Klipper Brief Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) Staff on CASE Act

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ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper, ASMP copyright counsel, are on the Hill this week with other creator group representatives meeting with House and Senate staff. This photo was taken with Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) after meeting with Blumenthal’s Chief Counsel, Sam Simon, to brief him on benefits of the Senate’s CASE Act bill (S1273) for creators and small business owners. Additional meetings with Senators and Representatives are scheduled this week, with a Visual Group…

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CASE Act-ion #3: Attend In-District Meetings with Congressional Reps!

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  Join us at an in-district meeting with your Representative! ASMP and other creator groups supporting efforts to enact the CASE Act are in the process of scheduling in-district meetings with key legislators on the House Judiciary Committee during their upcoming Congressional breaks in May, June, and July. We would like to invite members to join us at these in-district meetings as representatives of the photographic community to show their support of the CASE Act…

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ASMP CASE Act Central

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Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central –  where you can find all you want to know and more about the CASE Act 2019! While we know that being a visual creator is your priority, our priority at ASMP is to make certain that obstacles to your creativity and livelihood are mitigated or completely removed. As you know, ASMP has been on the front line of advocating for the rights of photographers for nearly 75 years,…

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Kennedy’s Op-Ed in The Hill: The CASE Act is an Opportunity for Creators to Have Rights and Remedies

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Editor’s Note: ASMP’s Tom Kennedy, and ASMP copyright counsel, Mike Klipper, are on the frontline in the advocacy efforts to get the CASE Act bill passed into law. The following op-ed written by Kennedy appeared in The Hill today.  [by Thomas R. Kennedy] Last week, our nation celebrated National Small Business Week — a much-deserved nod to the more than 30 million small businesses that employ nearly 59 million workers. During the week, we honored…

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