Posts Tagged ‘ASMP’

U.S. Copyright Office (Once Again) Studying Copyright Struggles of Photographers

Posted by on Tuesday April 28, 2015 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Uncategorized

The U.S. Copyright Office has published a call for comments from photographers and visual artists about how their works are “monetized, enforced and registered” and about “obstacles” artists face protecting their copyrights “when navigating the digital landscape.” The U.S. Copyright Office announced the research initiative April 24 in the Federal Register. The written comments are... More

ASMP Names Tom Kennedy as New Executive Director

Posted by on Tuesday October 21, 2014 | Uncategorized

The board of directors of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the 70-year-old trade association for photographers, has named multimedia consultant and photo editor Tom Kennedy to be its new executive director. Kennedy, who was Alexia Chair Professor of Documentary Photography in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, has been working... More

PPE 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social Media

Posted by on Friday October 25, 2013 | Uncategorized

The theme of Thursday’s PhotoPlus Expo panel “Practicing Safe Social Media” seemed to be that social media is a necessary evil in today’s photography industry so photographers need to be smart about how they use it. The ASMP-sponsored panel had a variety of speakers who each brought a unique viewpoint to the discussion. Covering the... More

PPE 2013: Photography & The Law: Access, Copyright and Social Media Issues

Posted by on Thursday October 24, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

During a talk at PhotoPlus Expo 2013, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), attorneys Mickey Osterreicher and Alicia Wagner Calzada provided tips for how photographers can protect their First Amendment rights and control the copyright and distribution of their work. Tips On the Right to Photograph in Public Osterreicher, who is the general... More

Facebook Makes Alarming Changes to Terms, ASMP Breaks Down the Changes

Posted by on Thursday September 5, 2013 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Media, Social Media/Web

Facebook has altered their terms of service to make it possible for companies that pay the social media network to utilize Facebook users’ content and likeness without compensation or permission. The changes are sure to alienate Facebook’s users in the creative community, who make a living from licensing their work and content. Among the changes... More

Upcoming Photo Events, and Current Competition and Award Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday May 8, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Awards and Competitions: 2013 Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award for journalism was created in honor of the late VII Photo founder Alexandra Boulat and her father, Pierre. Sponsored by Canon, the award carries an 8,000 Euro prize, and is given to “a professional photographer of any age, sex or... More

APA, NPPA Join Copyright Suit Against Google

Posted by on Monday April 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

American Photographic Artists (APA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announced today that they are joining an ongoing class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that the Google Books Search program is a violation of the copyrights of photographers and other visual artists. Under the Google Books Search program, Google has been working with several... More

On Sustainable Business Models, and Comparing Apples to Oranges

Posted by on Friday September 28, 2012 | Business, Events, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The American Society of Media Photographers’ program, “Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists,” held September 27 in New York City, can be viewed online via ASMP’s video library. Speakers and panelists provided useful context and insights into the current marketplace for photography, as well as thoughts on how professional freelancers might adapt... More