ASMP members need to know that from a legal perspective, dealing with a state entity, such as a state-run college, may prove very different than interacting with a private entity or person. Simply put, there is a longstanding doctrine of state sovereign immunity that, in general, prevents private citizens from recovering money in a lawsuit against a state instrumentality — unless immunity has been abolished by judicial or legislative action. Troubled by successful assertions by…
Copyright Reform Report
The Copyright Reform Report has been created to chronicle ASMP’s efforts to lobby Congress to progress copyright reform efforts of modernization and legal protections of works by visual creators.
Mike Klipper, ASMP’s outside counsel, and Tom Kennedy, ASMP’s Executive Director, will be posting articles and related documents, highlighting actions of the U.S. Copyright Office and those being taken on Capitol Hill to progress the establishment of copyright reform, which has been the focus of ASMP and other visual arts organizations.
For additional reporting specific to Small Claims Tribunal, please see Small Claims Report.