Monday, September 24, 2007
Photographer Groups Call on Getty Images to Remove Rights Managed Collections from $49 Web License
Coordinated Action by Photographer Associations
This is the latest example of coordinated advocacy initiatives by leading photographer trade associations who are increasingly working together to address issues of common concern to their members. They have also joined together as members of the PLUS, The Picture Licensing Universal System; and the Imagery Alliance, a diverse coalition of industry stakeholders formed to respond to proposed “orphan works” legislation, and to champion the need for industry licensing and metadata standards, and copyright education.
Betsy Reid, SAA Executive Director
SAA is the only trade association dedicated to the business interests of professional stock photographers, supporting its global membership with substantial information resources and ongoing advocacy initiatives. www.stockartistsalliance.org
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is the premier trade association representing the interests of publication photographers for over 60 years. www.asmp.org
The Association of Photographers (AOP) is a UK based professional trade association with in excess of 1800 members working in the fields of fashion, advertising, editorial and design. Established in 1968, the AOP brings professional photographers together, protecting their rights and promoting photography. www.the-aop.org/
The Advertising Photographers of America (APA), the leading trade association representing the interests of advertising photographers, works to improve the environment for success in the industry and champions the rights of photographers worldwide. www.apanational.com
Editorial Photographers (EP) is an organization of 2,000 of the top magazine and news photographers from around the world dedicated to improving business practices and contracts.
The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC) was founded in 1978 to safeguard the rights of photographers and illustrators and digital artists working in the Canadian communications industry. www.capic.org