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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


Take action now: The CASE Act Needs You Now

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.



ASMP’s Tom Kennedy to Participate in ABA Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property and CASE Act

By Advocacy, Copyright, LegalNo Comments

ABA pleased to extend an invitation to attend ABA’s Intellectual Property & the CASE Act panel and video, starting at 10 a.m. ET on April 23. ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy has been invited as a panelist for the ABA Intellectual Property & the CASE Act discussion. Click here for the a full events schedule that will be held as part of the 2020 #ABADay Digital initiatives. The event will be held as a Twitter…

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Letter to Instagram From ASMP and Seven Other Visual Creators Groups

By Advocacy, Copyright, Current News, LegalNo Comments

This afternoon ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey sent a letter to the CEO of Instagram Adam Mosseri and the CEO of Facebook (Instagram’s parent company) Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of all ASMP Members expressing our concerns about the recent court case Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis. You may read the letter here. This letter was supported and signed by seven other visual associations: American Photographic Artists, American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Digital Media Licensing Association, Graphic…

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COVID-19 Advocacy: ASMP Sends Letters to Key Congressional Leaders Urging Additional Relief Funds

By Advocacy, COVID-19No Comments
ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy has sent letters urging key Congressional members, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), to commit to additional relief funds supporting the creative community. Read letter to Congressional leaders. Given the nature of freelance work and the impact of “gig” economy work that members of the creative community may be carrying out, ASMP...
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ASMP Advocacy: Requesting Additional COVID-19 Economic Relief for Freelancers and Small Business Owners

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments

As soon as  the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), ASMP began to organize a series of webinars and town hall meetings to provide information that would enable our members  to understand the provisions of the bill and how they may pursue benefits under the new law.  For the foreseeable future, we will continue to hold webinars every Wednesday with experts discussing issues of importance to our members.  Our past…

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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – April 10

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Strictly Business Blog, Town HallNo Comments
  Friday April 10 @ 3pmET Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Copyright Counsel Mike Klipper for the fourth in a series of “Town Hall Q&A” sessions. The Paycheck Protection Program has been open for one week -- and many things have changed. On Friday, April 10 the program opens to "self-employed and independent contractors." Find out what this means, which banks and systems are doing well, and...
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Participate in ASMP COVID-19 Impact Survey

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Strictly Business Blog, SurveysNo Comments
In this time of the health and financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that ASMP uses its resources in the wisest way possible to meet the needs of our community.  We invite you to complete this survey so we can align our efforts to produce positive impacts.  We will be using your data to guide the webinar series we are doing to address COVID-19 as well as using your responses to...
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