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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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.

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Jury Awards $900K in Marketing Photo Copyright Case

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Cross-post from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com [by David Walker] A federal jury in Maryland has awarded $900,000 in actual damages to an Oregon-based plant retailer for its claims against a competitor over unauthorized use of two dozen copyrighted images. The jury verdict, delivered last week, also included a $300,000 statutory damages award, but the plaintiff may elect one jury award or the other (not both) under copyright law. Under a Foot Plant Co., owner of a product line…

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ASMP Supports Key Senators Call for Quick Action on Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act Legislation

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley (R- IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which makes the Register of Copyrights a presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed position. ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, supports swift Senate action, and a final result of positioning the Copyright Office to have a permanent Register who is committed to driving forward Copyright Office modernization. After HR1695 was passed…

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Copyright Alliance Applauds House for Decisive Passage of ‘Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act’ (H.R. 1695)

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PRESS RELEASE Copyright Alliance Applauds House for Decisive Passage of ‘Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act’ (H.R. 1695) Bill is critical to modernization of the U.S. Copyright Office Washington, D.C. – April 26, 2017 – The Copyright Alliance applauded today’s passage of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695) by a House vote of 378-48. According to Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid, “we commend all who demonstrated backing for this important piece…

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ASMP Applauds Passage of HR 1695 ‘The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act’

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© J David Ake ASMP applauds the passage of HR 1695 by the House of Representatives by a decisive vote of 378-48.  The bill, which makes the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee subject to Senate confirmation, now goes to the Senate for its consideration. “I was delighted to see the House pass HR 1695. The selection process will now benefit from Congressional input on potential nominees. I look forward to continuing to work with our advocacy…

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ASMP Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

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April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. World Intellectual Property Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”. Intellectual property rights play a vital role in all of our lives. Visit the World Intellectual Property Organization’s site to learn…

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As former Copyright Office leaders, we support an autonomous register of copyrights

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Cross-posted from The Hill [by Ralph Oman and Marybeth Peters] Last fall we wrote to Congress expressing our concern about the decaying relationship between the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office. Since that time, the situation has worsened, and, as we predicted, Congress is moving to intervene. We applaud the introduction of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, H.R. 1695, which would make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee subject to Senate…

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