As we all know far too well, our copyright system does not work well for photographers, especially high volume photographers. Determining what work to register and when to do so is confusing. The registration process is archaic, costly and time-consuming. Determining whether and when work has been published as required by copyright law can be incredibly difficult and getting the determination wrong can result in the invalidation of a registration in a subsequent infringement action….
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.