Tag Archive: Copyright

Protect Your Copyright: Respond To Library of Congress Survey

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Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, has invited the public to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is open to the public. The survey will be posted through January 31, 2017. It is vital for all picture…
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Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act

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Legislation designed to modernize the United States Copyright Office.   Introduced onto the House of Representative’s floor earlier this month, H.R. 4241 (aka The CODE Act) addresses the longstanding need for reforms of how the U.S. Copyright Office operates. Among other changes, the bill makes the Copyright office independent of the Library of Congress, provides for…
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The Law – Releases 101: Why and When You Need Them


—Exclusive article by Nancy E. Wolff for The Picture Professional, Issue 3, 2015. Whether a photographer needs to obtain any additional permission from third parties to publish or license a photograph depends on both the content depicted in the photograph and the context of the intended use. Here’s a rundown of the…
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ImageRights Free Copyright Registration Service


ImageRights Photographers Get Free Copyright Registration Filings ImageRights International has announced fully automated copyright registration services designed specifically for professional photographers. Image–makers who have tried will tell you that the time, cost, and complexity of copyright registration deters 97% of professional photographers from registering their work with the USCO, which translates to a…
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Urgent ASMP Request for Copyright Input


ASMP Needs to Hear Your Copyright Problems Together with a broad coalition of photography groups and organizations, ASMP is developing a response to the April 24, 2015 Notice from the US Copyright office regarding modernization of the 1976 Copyright Act. ASMP’s deadline for responses was last Friday (July 17th), but they might accept…
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ASPP ARROW—June 2015


Published or Unpublished: Why Does it Really Matter Anyway? by Eric L. Register   There are very few photographers, if any, who would rather be thinking about the mechanics of registering their images with the Copyright Office than being in the studio or out on location shooting new images. After all, what…
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REPORT: ASPP Midwest Chapter Education Day, June 12, 2015

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ASPP Midwest Education Day, by ASPP Member Mary Ann Albanese The Mid-West chapter of the ASPP held its Education Day event on June 12, 2015, at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Mike Fisher, the Co-Founder of Custom Medical Stock Photo, took the role of Master of Ceremonies for the event. The morning session, entitled…
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UPDATE: ASPP Midwest Chapter Education Day, June 12, 2015

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ASPP Midwest Day-Long Educational Event Spend a day with your ASPP Midwest Chapter colleagues. Here’s the educational agenda: 8:30a – Registration  (Coffee, tea and sweet rolls will be served) 9:00a – Copyright, the Current State of Published vs Unpublished Works Chris Sandberg, Attorney at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, will discuss the current state of the Published…
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Chris Reed‘s New Copyright Workflow Book

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Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images–by ASPP trustee Chris Reed Chris Reed’s new book, Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images, published by Peachpit Press, hit the book shelves this month. Chris is a member of the board of trustees for ASPP, a member of our West chapter,…
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