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PPA Today: Copyright: December 2008 Archives

Copyright: December 2008 Archives

Dear PPA Member,

As the recession deepens, photographers are scrambling to adapt. Some are in serious trouble and looking for a lifeline. Others are in better shape and looking for innovative ways to outsmart their competitors. From either perspective, these are times that will challenge you. Photographers who make smart decisions now can survive -- and may even come out ahead.

Paying attention to your business is more important than ever. If you haven't yet seen all the resources available to you as a PPA member, we urge you to invest in the future of your business by logging in now at to see what's there. This week's article is the first compilation of some of what we've heard is the "best of 2008." Part two will be on its way to you before the end of this month.

Rest assured, PPA is here for you and always will be. More importantly, we'll continue to provide you with the education and resources you need to keep your business strong and growing. PPA helped photographers make it through the Great Depression and two World Wars, and we'll help you make it through these tough times as well.

As a non-profit association, PPA is focused on your success. Please let us know how we can help. We are here to serve you.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season,

Al Hopper,
Director of Membership

As President-Elect Barack Obama prepares to take office, his transition team is turning to Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and other members of the creator community for advice. The transition team asked to meet last Friday with the Copyright Alliance's seven-member board of directors--among them David Trust, PPA's chief executive officer and a founding member of the Alliance.

"We were pleased with the opportunity to express to the new administration our thoughts and concerns about copyright and intellectual property issues," Trust stated after the meeting. "I doubt the photographic community has ever had an opportunity like this."

President-Elect Obama's team wanted to have a clear understanding of intellectual property issues on the day it receives the keys to the White House. During the meeting, Trust pointed out that a major portion of the economy is under siege and that photographers are an important part of that economic mix. PPA's written materials also pointed out the vast professional photographic network (over 122,000 nationwide) encompassing every Congressional district...and the impact intellectual property and its domestic and international enforcement play in their livelihoods. After all, each of those 122,000 professional photographers create an estimated 20,000 works each year. 

About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the Copyright category from December 2008.

Copyright: October 2008 is the previous archive.

Copyright: February 2009 is the next archive.

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