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

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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.

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ASMP Seeking Information about Copyright Infringement by States/State Entities

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As part of our mission to protect photographer’s rights, ASMP is authoring a brief about copyright infringement by states or state run institutions. This is especially important if the state has argued that they have “sovereign immunity” from the infringement. This brief is for a case that will be heard in front of the US Supreme Court this fall. If you have any examples of these infringement situations, please send a message to Tom Maddrey,…

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Recent Press on CASE Act – Week of July 15th

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Senate Judiciary Committee Passes CASE Act Legislation Streamlining Copyright Disputes (Billboard) Copyright Small Claims Court Bill Heads to Senate (Law360; subscribers-only) Small Claims Copyright Court CASE Act Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (DP Review) Blackburn Backs Small Claims Copyright Court, Expresses Optimism in More Reform (Tennessean) Small Claims Copyright Court? Senate Judiciary Committee Approves the 2019 CASE Act (Digital Music News) Report: The CASE Act Passed Unanimously by Senate Judiciary Committee (Grammy Advocacy) How to Avoid Copyright Infringement (Illusion…

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Press Release: ASMP Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (S. 1273)

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ASMP applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) for passing by voice vote today S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), a bill that would create a small claims tribunal in the United States Copyright Office to hear copyright infringement cases.  If enacted into law, for the first time photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, authors, songwriters and other individual creators and small businesses would have an affordable and accessible venue to protect their…

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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…

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