Eugene Mopsik

Eugene Mopsik

Eugene Mopsik 

Eugene
Mopsik has a long and
distinguished record with the American Society of Media
Photographers and has
led the organization as its Executive Director since 2003. 

He has been a prominent
advocate for the rights of photographers and other visual
artists.  ASMP is a leader in current issues such as
copyright registration of images, social media terms of
service, Orphan Works
and the exploration of new business models. Gene has engaged
in discussions
with the Nielsen Corp., Getty Images, the New York Times
regarding their
freelance contracts, and he has worked to create new
agreements between
photographers and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
regarding the rights
to images submitted for various AIA competitions.  Mopsik
has participated in US Patent and
Trademark Office hearings on Copyright
Policy,
Creativity, and Innovation in the Information Economy and delivered
papers on Copyright and Collective Licensing at the
Columbia University
Kernochan Center. Most recently he presented testimony to
the House Committee
on the Judiciary regarding the Role of
Copyright.  He has also been active in the
creation of
strategy for Congressional discussions related to Orphan
Works legislation and
ASMP’s opposition to the unauthorized scanning related to
the Google Book
Project.

Gene currently serves on the
boards of the Brooks Institute, the Eddie Adams Workshop and
the PLUS (Picture
Licensing Universal System) Coalition, and on the Advisory
Board of the Young
Photographers Alliance (YPA). Prior to his position at ASMP,
his career was as
a successful Philadelphia corporate/industrial photographer
having graduated
from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



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