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Legal Action Fund

ASMP's Legal Action Fund allows members and non-members to support ASMP's critical advocacy efforts to protect and promote professional still and motion photographers' interests in Congress and the courts.


For the first time in fifty years, the U.S. Copyright Office and Congress are in serious discussions about modernizing Copyright for the digital age. Today, more than ever, photographers need a unified and persuasive voice advocating for our interests and ensuring our concerns are heard. Your contributions to ASMP's Legal Action Fund make ASMP an even stronger advocate on issues that directly affect your work and your business.


At the same time, photographers continue to shape how Copyright is applied through precedent setting court cases. ASMP's efforts in this arena have benefited all individual creators. We have assisted photographers and other creators in legal actions from small claims courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Each court decision has an impact on your business in some manner.


For example, here's Leif Skoogfors' letter about the value of ASMP support.


Make a Donation

Support ASMP's advocacy efforts in copyright reform and precedent setting cases affecting independent photographers by making a contribution today.


Apply for Assistance

Review the criteria used to evaluate requests for support and instructions on how to submit materials.