ASMP WORKSHOP WITH FOTOFEST
WHAT EVERY VISUAL ARTIST SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COPYRIGHT
For All Photographers and Visual Artists
Sponsored by: American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
with FotoFest and the Houston Chapter of ASMP
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10am - 4pm
Location: University of Houston - Downtown
One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 [map]
Presented by ASMP President Richard Kelley [Bio] and Education Director Susan Carr [Bio] with special guest speaker, Erin Rodgers [Bio], Staff Attorney for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA).
Fee: $65 in advance, $75 at the door
Discounted Fee for ASMP members and Students: $35
Contact Sarah Craig, FotoFest Workshops Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-223-5522 ext. 13
|ASMP President Richard Kelly and Education Director
Susan Carr discuss Copyright issues with attendees
Important Information to know for Day of the Workshop
ASMP education director Susan Carr and ASMP president Richard Kelly present a two-hour seminar all about copyright.
Topics to be addressed include: an explanation of what can be copyrighted and what those rights are; a brief history of how copyright law has evolved; a discussion about Fair Use; how to define an infringement and what is the Copyright War?
Erin Rodgers, Staff Attorney for TALA with experience in intellectual property law will give examples from specific case studies dealing with illegal image usage and copyright lawsuits.
Carr and Kelly will also shed light on artist considerations specifically related to copyright in the age of digital distribution and will cover solutions pioneered by organizations such as Creative Commons, PLUS and Public Knowledge.
Finally, they will review the basics of copyright registration and discuss why all photographers who value their work should bother to register their images. With the proposed Orphan Works and other business pressures looming over your photo ownership, this is a seminar not to be missed.
Copyright Registration Workshop
This workshop will outline step-by-step the ASMP Best Practices for Registering Your Photographs and each participant will set up a template to make future image registration easy.
Prior to the workshop, go to https://eco.copyright.gov/eService_enu/ and set up an online account with the copyright office.
Participants need to bring a laptop and their eCO username and password to the workshop.
- The importance of copyright registration
- Common mistakes
- Step by step guide to online registration
Workshop space for the Copyright Seminar is being sponsored by The Cultural Enrichment Center of the University of Houston - Downtown.
Immediately following the workshop, participants are invited to a cocktail reception and light hors d'oeuvres at the FotoFest Headquarters Gallery, 1113 Vine St, located a block away from the University of Houston- Downtown. FotoFest's exhibition, Nowhere Near Here, New Photography from Texas from the Talent in Texas IV series is currently on view in the gallery.
For participants coming from outside of Houston,
FotoFest has a special room rate of $139.00 + tax at the boutique hotel Icon Houston, 220 Main Street Houston, Texas 77002. The hotel is located on the Houston METROrail, which stops directly in front of the University of Houston - Downtown building. The hotel is also within walking distance of the University of Houston - Downtown. Call 713.224.4266 and ask for the FotoFest Workshop Rate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORKSHOP
Contact Sarah Craig, FotoFest Workshops Coordinator at email@example.com or 713.223.5522 ext 13.
The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) was formed in 1979 to help meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and arts nonprofits across the State of Texas. TALA volunteers throughout the state handle more than 350 matters per year.
TALA’s pro bono legal and accounting services are offered to artists from all creative disciplines, including visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, film makers and writers. Over 600 attorneys and accountants volunteer their time each year, assisting in legal and accounting matters that might otherwise remain unresolved and unrepresented.
TALA’s services include legal and accounting assistance, nonprofit incorporation, dispute resolution services, and educational programs and publications for artists and arts nonprofits to help apply legal and accounting concepts for their benefit.
FotoFest is a year-round, international non-profit photographic arts and education organization that inaugurated the first and longest-running international biennial of photography in the U.S. FotoFest’s year-round programming is known for its presentation of important talent, contemporary and historical, from around the world. FotoFest has curated and commissioned exhibitions from Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the U.S. FotoFest’s school-based student education program, Literacy Through Photography, uses photography to stimulate visual literacy, writing and analytical thinking.
THE CULTURAL ENRICHMENT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - DOWNTOWN
The Cultural Enrichment Center serves the University of Houston - Downtown through the development of programs that enrich the academic life of the university community while celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of the students, staff, faculty, and the Houston community at large. The Center sponsors, organizes, and supports events such as lectures, readings, performances, concerts, and exhibitions by national and international artists, writers, and public intellectuals, often partnering with academic departments and with community arts organizations such as FotoFest, Houston Poetry Fest, Inprint, Inc., and Writers in the Schools. Through our programs, we acknowledge the importance of music, art, and the written and spoken word to our academic vitality.
Partnering Organizations: Houston Center for Photography, Texas Photographic Society, ASMP Chapters in Texas, Spacetaker