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Current News from National

ASMP General Counsel Vic Perlman attended a January 28 meeting in Washington DC with a key staff member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When Perlman asked about orphan works legislation, he was told that it remains an important issue for the Judiciary Committee, but that they were taking a step back to see how the pending Google Books settlement might affect any legislation.

You may have heard about Pilfered Magazine. As the name suggests, it specialized in using images without a license or attribution. Under a torrent of criticism over the last week, Pilfered has taken down its issues, says it is “re-imagining our perspective” and will only solicit licensed works. If you believe this site has stolen your work, please send an email to Vic Perlman at

AOL has announced a new assignment platform for writers and photographers, The publication agreement appears to have negative ramifications for photographers. ASMP is currently reviewing these terms of service and will have more information soon. Please letEugene Mopsik know if you have had any experience with this publishing network.


Find out everything that’s going on — ASMP chapter events, educational programs, photography industry conferences — all in one place. ASMP’s new one stop resource for photographers gives you a complete look at happenings all over the country so you won’t miss a thing. 
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As Chair of ASMP’s Education Committee, Chris Hollo is on a mission to find the most dynamic and well-received programs created by individual Chapters. Chris and Education Committee members Burk Jackson, Stan Kaady and Margo Pinkerton are reaching out with a survey to Chapter Leaders to find great program ideas that other Chapters will be able to select from and put together for themselves. As Chris said, “We’re creating a Chapter meeting cookbook and collecting recipes — our next challenge will be to put these together in a meaningful way.” When completed, these ideas will be available on the website.

This March, ASMP will be participating in the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in Philadelphia, the Fotofest Biennial in Houston and WPPI in Las Vegas. We are offering programs on copyright, business and dpBestflow.


Lynn Goldsmith has several shows planned including: The Looking Glass at the Ft. Collins Museum of Contemporary Art opening March 5th featuring her self-portraits; Master Gallery of Denver, also in March featuring images from that series of work; and A Gallery for Fine Art Photography in New Orleans opening April 23rd featuring Rock and Roll. For more information, go to

Peter Turnley has just returned from Haiti and his 50 image photo essay has been published on the site, The Online Photographer. There has also been a photo essay of his work on CNN International and

Connie Springer has an exhibit at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati, Positively Ninety: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians through March 26th. Information at 513 497 2860.


Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, a board member of the Copyright Alliance, and eight other Alliance representatives, met with a group of officials from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the issues of trade, and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). The discussion, held in Washington DC, was about individual creators as well as SMEs who benefit from working with larger copyright owners and creators.


15% Off Palm Springs Photo Festival

Connect 2010 celebrates five years of the Photo Festival. It will be held March 28-April 2 and includes 17 extraordinary workshops, 18 seminars and more that 700 portfolio reviews available. For details on the festival go hereFor discount info click here.

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ADBASE Emailer Now Offered Solo

You can now use ADBASE for your email marketing without a subscription to their database. Priced from $145 a year, you can purchase email capacity (starting at 3,000) and send out great looking HTML emails showcasing your work. 
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Createasphere Conference

The Createashpere/EXPLORE Digital Asset Management Conference and Exposition, the Entertainment And Media Industry’s premier event on the management of digital assets, is February 17 —- 18 at the Universal Hilton, Universal City, CA. 
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Adobe Photoshop Anniversary Event

The Photoshop 20th anniversary celebration on February 18th at 7:30 pm PST will be streamed LIVE and feature Photoshop team members for a look back in history and a glimpse into the future. 
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