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PRESS RELEASE: Thomas Maddrey joining ASMP full-time as General Counsel and Head of National Content and Education

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March 10, 2021 San Francisco, California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  James Edmund Datri, ASMP CEO The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) today announced that long-time external General Counsel Thomas Maddrey is moving in-house and on March 15, 2021, will become the organization’s full-time General Counsel and Head of National Content and Education. Maddrey will focus on building an unparalleled industry-leading content and education platform exclusively for ASMP’s members that will cover in-depth legal…

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ASMP Town Hall: Taxes for 2020

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Friday, January 8 @ 3PM EST Trish Jeffrey, a CPA and Tax Professional, will join Thomas Maddrey, ASMP’s General Counsel, for an in-depth conversation about how to address taxes for 2020. Many creatives this year were able to get financial assistance from the PPP, EIDL, and PUA. Tom and Trish will cover PPP and EIDL forgiveness, PUA, and what that means for year end taxes. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your questions answered and...
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Workshop: Contract Toolkit – Understanding and Writing Killer Contracts

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  Everything is a contract. Every agreement, every purchase, every lease, every... well, everything is a contract. And as a photographer and small business owner your career and your success depend on having the right documents in the right place at the right time. In this five-session each Tuesday in June, ASMP General Counsel and intellectual property lawyer Thomas Maddrey will give you the tools you need to have to read and understand contracts, write...
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Legal Clinic #3: Rights of Privacy and Publicity for Photographers

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Purchase the Legal Clinic Webinar Video  If you were unable to attend the live event on January 6, 2020, you can still purchase the Legal Clinic webinar video to learn more about rights of privacy and publicity for photographers.  To purchase the video, register below by selecting a ticket. Once you have completed the payment process, you will receive a payment order confirmation. A second email will be sent to you with the Clinic Webinar…

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ASMP Launches Legal Clinic

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    Each day, the modern photographer addresses multiple legal issues in their businesses. Whether it is copyright, contracts, or other legal requirements, photographers have had to up their game with basic legal knowledge to ensure that their work and livelihood is protected, and that they are compensated fairly for their work. ASMP is well aware that legal services can be a very expensive line item in a photographer’s budget, especially if legal counsel is…

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4 Reasons Why Artists Should Form LLCs 

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Cross-posted from ASMP counsel Thomas Maddrey’s Blog.  [by Victoria Gonzales]  “According to the Creative Career Center, visual artists are more than three times as likely than the general U.S. workforce to be entrepreneurs. This means that working as a self-employed artist means much more than just creating your art. If you are selling your art and looking to be taken seriously in the art world, it is probably a good idea to look into forming…

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ASMP Seeking Information about Copyright Infringement by States/State Entities

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As part of our mission to protect photographer’s rights, ASMP is authoring a brief about copyright infringement by states or state run institutions. This is especially important if the state has argued that they have “sovereign immunity” from the infringement. This brief is for a case that will be heard in front of the US Supreme Court this fall. If you have any examples of these infringement situations, please send a message to Tom Maddrey,…

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ASMP Legal Talk: Should assistants to photographers be treated as independent contractors or employees?

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As a follow- up to Thomas Maddrey’s April 23rd Webinar: Contractors vs. Employees (video link below), Thomas Maddrey and Madeleine Shroyer of Maddrey PLLC, provide a more detailed analysis, Classification of a Photographers’ Assistants, in determining if you should be classified, or you should classify individuals working for you, as a contractor or an employee per existing federal and state statutes. Legal Talk Webinar with Thomas Maddrey: Contractors vs. Employees  Every photographer has dealt with…

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Works for Hire: How Not to Get Bitten

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One of the questions I get most from working photographers is about the rules related to “works for hire” in copyright law and contracts and how to identify them. In this post, I want to shed some light on work for hire, and how you can best protect yourself in the market. Copyright :: A Refresher Being that this is my first blog post for ASMP, I thought I might do a (very short) refresher…

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