ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance represents artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies and guilds, representing artists, creators and innovators, and thousands of individuals.

Member organizations include:

ASCAP, ASMP, BMI, Motion Picture Association of America, NBCUniversal, TimeWarner, Viacom, 21st Century Fox, American Photographic Artists, CBS, Directors Guild of America, Getty Images, Graphic Artists Guild, National Press Photographers Association, NBA, Newspaper Association of American, Professional Photographers of America, SAG-AFTRA, Sony Pictures, The Association of Magazine Media and Disney.

For more information about the Copyright Alliance and its work on behalf of creators, go to copyrightalliance.org.

ASMP Invites Members to Participate in Copyright Alliance Survey On Potential Impact of USCO Fee Increases

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  Editor’s Update: ASMP is aware that the Copyright Alliance survey is related to general copyright registrations, and as such, ASMP and its partner visual creator groups are in the process of producing a similar survey more directly geared to photographers and graphic artists which will be made available to members by the end of August. As has been previously communicated, the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing an increase in fees for copyright registration applications…

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Action Request: Please Submit Requests for WHOIS Data to Domain Name Registrars/Registries and the IPC

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terry Hart] Please Submit Requests for WHOIS Data to Domain Name Registrars/Registries and the IPC: As previously reported, access to the WHOIS database – which law enforcement, copyright owners and other rights holders use to obtain the identity and contact information for those who are operating infringing websites – is now being restricted due to a temporary specification approved by ICANN in order to comply with the EU General Data Protection…

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The CASE Act is the Solution to the Alleged Copyright Troll Problem, Not the Cause.

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Keith Kupferschmid] An updated version of the CASE Act, H.R. 3945 — a bill that was introduced by Rep. Jeffries last year and revised last month — is expected to be considered soon by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill is a priority for individual creators and small businesses who are often victimized by infringement but can’t afford to enforce their rights in federal court because federal litigation is too expensive…

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11 Reasons Why a Small Claims Bill Should Pass | Reason Ten: Leif – Documentary Photographer

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Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org   Leif had a successful 45-year career as a documentary photographer. After a disabling accident, he is now dependent upon income received from licensing the work in his photography archive, but this has become extremely difficult due to online piracy. In fact, Leif estimates that his income from the licensing of images in his archive has decreased by over 90% in the past decade due to widespread pirating of his images. One…

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Small step for copyright, giant step for creators — The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Hill [by Keith Kupferschmid, Opinion Contributor] “Think Small.” That’s the 2018 rallying call for hundreds of thousands of professional creators and small business owners across the U.S. who rely on copyright to earn a living, but who have been neglected by a copyright system that gives them rights but no effective means for enforcing those rights. These creators are now lining up in droves to support a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps….

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Advocacy Alert: Act on #SmallClaimsDay

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#SmallClaimsDay ~ January 17th In partnership with members of the Copyright Alliance Small Claims Working Group, and on behalf of our members and the copyright community, we are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2018 (the CASE Act – H.R. 3945) by declaring January 17 as #SmallClaimsDay. In addition to raising awareness, we are asking everyone to contact their representatives on (or before) January…

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Call to Action: Copyright Registration Rulemaking

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  In response to a call from the U.S. Copyright Office regarding proposed changes to the rules about group registrations, the Copyright Alliance is soliciting comments from members of their affiliated organizations, including ASMP.  I think it is crucial to respond with your thoughts.  While the changes appear to be aimed at written works, I think we need to ensure that such limits aren’t imposed on group registrations of photographs.  This could also be an…

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Copyright Alliance Issues Statement on Small Claims Legislation Introduced by Reps. Jeffries and Marino

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 Contact: Eileen Bramlet ebramlet@copyrightalliance.org Direct: 571-228-1906 Copyright Alliance Issues Statement on Small Claims Legislation Introduced by Reps. Jeffries and Marino Washington, DC  – Today, in response to the introduction of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (or the CASE Act of 2017) by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), and Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Ted Lieu…

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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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Copyright Office Modernization Through an Artist’s Lens

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[Hypebot Op-Ed] Copyright Office legislation is moving through Congress, and the House of Representatives is expected to take up the bill when they return from Easter Recess. In this op-ed, leaders from five leading advocacy organizations come together to explain why this debate is important for all creatives. Guest post by Tom Kennedy, Lara Kisielewska, Akili-Casundria Ramsess, Juliette Wolf-Robin, and David Trust Most everyone knows the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” It captures…

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