In mid-April there was an excellent panel discussion â€œCopyright in a Hyper Digital Ageâ€ put on by ASMP discussing the changing landscape of Copyright law as it impacts photographers. A variety of discussions took place, but the most timely and interesting was about the Orphans Work legislation that is again being discussed in the US Congress and US Senate. No other legislation is likely to have as big of an impact on photographers in recent years as the Orphans Work legislation. Mr. Vic Perlman, ASMP General Council, gives an informative description and update in this video that was recorded a week before Orphans Work legislation was reintroduced in Washington D.C.
This video is 24 minutes long and I highly recommend watching it in full. I guarantee you’ll find it of value if you’re serious about providing full protection to your photographic work. After this discussion there were additional comments provided by each panel member. I will be posting individual videos of each panelists comments tomorrow. Stay Tuned. ASMP should be releasing a podcast and/or videos which covered this portion of the event.
Update: This video covers only the first two speakers. Additional videos of the other speakers will be added shortly.
Update #2: The remaining videos are now available after the jump.
Vic Perlmann, General Counsel ASMP and Mike Linksvayer, Vice President Creative Commons
For the techies out there this video was taken with a Nokia N95. I’ve been amazed at how well the video on this phone works. The resolution on videos taken with this phone are incredibly good. Too good for online hosting services. Stay tuned for more I got a lot out of my limited time with the Nokia N95 and have more videos from the phone coming.
M.J. Bogatin, Board President of California Lawyers for the Arts
Henry W. Jones, III (Hank), – Former General Counsel and VP of intellectual property of several Silicon Valley tech companies and consultant
Gerald Bybee, Professional Photographer
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