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PPA Heads to Capitol Hill March 28-29 - PPA Today

PPA Heads to Capitol Hill March 28-29

PPA is back on Capitol Hill (March 28-29) to build on the momentum of our first visit, and this time we are headed to the Senate side.  We will tell the story of photographers and photographic copyright to new senators, especially those who serve on the Judiciary Committees.  

Meetings of note this trip are with the following:

Majority Counsel - Curtis Legeyt of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  Our focus during this meeting is to determine how the Committee intends to direct its intellectual property agenda.  In particular, we hope to learn more about the possibility of "rogue website" legislation being reintroduced this Congress.  (The Judiciary Committee sent a bill to the floor last year, but it was too late in the session to be passed.)  

Acting Register of the Copyright Office - Maria Pallante.
  Our goal here is to determine the direction the Copyright Office is taking with registration.  We will make our case for eliminating or reducing the mandatory deposit requirement when registering groups of images (making it less burdensome to photographers). We will also push for a better definition of the "published" and "unpublished" image registration categories. This would make it easier for photographers to classify their work and avoid submitting an inaccurate registration application.

Remember: You can follow CEO David Trust on Twitter during this Capitol Hill visit to learn the latest!


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This page contains a single entry by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) published on March 28, 2011 9:29 PM.

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