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American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)


The American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is a trade organization which promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, and produces business publications for photographers.

ASMP has over 5,000 members. It promotes business education through seminars, White Papers, and publication of business books and forms.

SMP is active in the areas of copyright, better conditions for photographers, combating work-for-hire, and providing legal advocacy and lobbying. It has helped frame copyright legislation and Society representatives have often given testimony before Senate and Congressional committees and in legal cases.

Usually in accord with AAP on issues of copyright, fair use and licensing.



Organizational Category: Associations/Advocacy

AAP/PSP Issue(s): Copyright / Digital Rights Management / Distance Education - Distance Learning / E-Commerce / Fair Use / Licensing / Technological Safeguards/Circumvention / Treaties / International Agreements /


Creation Date: 06-Jan-01
Modification Date: 09-Oct-06


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