PPA's Copyright & Government Affairs department is off to New York City December 4th and 5th to continue to advocate for its member's copyrights.
PPA will meet with fellow visual artist organizations to discuss a number of copyright case rulings, as well as the ongoing review of the copyright statute and the challenges presented by social media sites. This meeting is an exciting first step in the right direction and serves as a launching pad toward a successful 2014 for photographers. It ensures we are marching forward with a unified voice.
The other organizations involved include: American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), America Photographic Artists (APA), Graphic Artists Guild (GAG), North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) and PLUS Registry.
The group was founded in the early phases of the U.S. Copyright Office's study on copyright small claims court. Now it is taking on a wide range of issues photographers are encountering, from longer term legislative efforts to the daily challenges presented by image consumers.
PPA has been a long-time advocate for stronger copyright laws and additional protections for the industry and small businesses. We look forward to working with these like-minded groups to give our members and photographers everywhere an even stronger voice on Capitol Hill.
Look for an update on the meetings happening in your next PPA Today!