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Jonathan Tasini

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Jonathan Tasini is the founder, president and executive director of the Creators Federation. Tasini first proposed such a Federation in the early 1990s, a concept that a number of organizations signed on to yet were unable to implement because of the lack of organizational resources. Tasini envisioned the importance of authors' electronic rights in the digital age before it emerged broadly. In 1993, he initiated and was the lead plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit, Tasini v. The New York Times, alleging widespread copyright infringement by major media companies. On June 25th 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, creating liabilities for the media industry and opening up new negotiating opportunities for freelance creators.

Appearances on CUNY TV

Brian Lehrer Live

POTUS 2017 with Brian Lehrer

U$A Inc.