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Press Release

October 16, 2009


Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP
American Society of Media Photographers
Phone: 215 451 2767


ASMP Sponsors and Hosts Multiple Events at PhotoPlus Expo

Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) will sponsor and host a number of important events at this year's Photo Plus Expo, the preeminent photographer trade event of the year. The Expo will be held October 22-24, 2009 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. ASMP's participation includes sponsorship of seminars on current business topics and a presentation on copyright practices. ASMP will also host representatives from the US Copyright Office, whose mission is to promote creativity through an effective national copyright system, and from the Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS), a cooperative, multi-industry initiative for defining and categorizing image usage around the world.


According to Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, "ASMP considers the Expo to be an exceptional networking and educational venue. This year, we are pleased to be able to bring together members of the US Copyright Office and PLUS, who will be located adjacent to ASMP's booth (#478) and will be available to answer questions and discuss issues." Further discussion of copyright issues will take place Saturday morning at a Copyright Education Seminar led by prominent attorney Nancy Wolff and a Copyright Office representative.


ASMP's Annual Member Meeting will take place Friday evening during the Expo, and it is planned that ASMP President Richard Kelly will announce a major copyright initiative from ASMP called "Registration ©ounts." The purpose of the initiative is to create awareness of copyright issues, to encourage all photographers to register their images, and to provide education about the registration process. The meeting will be available live, on-line to the organization's 7,000 members and will feature presentations by Kelly and Mopsik, and a keynote address, "Leveraging Social Media for Your Business," by member and social media authority Jack Hollingsworth.


For information about ASMP-sponsored Expo event topics including using video and multimedia, making the most of a website, how to charge for services, and getting into the business of photography, visit For more information about the Expo, go to


ASMP is the premier trade association for photographers who create images primarily for publication. Founded in 1944, ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP has 39 chapters across the country, and its members include many of the world's foremost photographers. More information is available at