PACA - Digital Media Licensing Association
Types Of Membership

General Member   flags

Eligibility: General Membership is open to any individual or entity that meets the following requirements:

  • Has a collection of images
  • Makes images accessible to licensees for licensing and distribution, either directly or indirectly
  • Maintains a physical address with an office or headquarters
  • Signs off on the PACA Code of Ethics as specified in the membership application form
  • Fulfills any membership requirements as set by the Membership Committee and approved by the Executive Committee

Benefits: All General Members have the following rights and privileges:

  • Voting privileges
  • Adding individuals to mailing lists for newsletter, voting, event notices, PACA Talk, etc.
  • Downloading of legal documents—which includes business language on standard contracts, releases, etc.
  • Receipt of newsletters, legal updates, surveys, event notices, and other announcements
  • Access to password-protected member areas of the PACA website
  • Inclusion in PACA's member directory and link to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings (including the Annual International Conference, bi-annual symposiums, and others)
  • Viewing and posting of members-only classified ads in online newsletter
  • Participation in online PACA Talk discussion forum
  • Participation in pacaSearch
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All General Membership applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head is included in the application form.


International Member   flags

Eligibility: International Membership is open to any individual or entity that meets the requirements of General Membership but does not staff an office in the United States or Canada.

Benefits:

  • Adding individuals to mailing lists for newsletter, voting, event notices, PACA Talk, etc.
  • Downloading of legal documents—which includes business language on standard contracts, releases, etc.
  • Receipt of newsletters, legal updates, surveys, event notices, and other announcements
  • Access to password-protected member areas of the PACA website
  • Inclusion in PACA's member directory and link to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings (including the Annual International Conference, bi-annual symposiums, and others)
  • Viewing and posting of members-only classified ads in online newsletter
  • Participation in online PACA Talk discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All International Membership applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head is included in the application form.


Friend Of PACA

Eligibility: Friend Of PACA Membership is open to any individual who once was, and is not now, working for a PACA member company, and wishes to remain involved with the organization. Friend Of PACA Membership is also applicable for an individual who is active in the stock photography community and wishes to become involved in PACA—provided that such individual does not fit into any other membership category and is approved by the majority of the Executive Committee.

Benefits:

  • Invitation to all PACA meetings (including the Annual International Conference, bi-annual symposiums, and others). PACA reserves the right to restrict certain portions of the events to voting members.
  • Access to password-protected member areas of the PACA website
  • Inclusion in PACA's member directory and link to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Receipt of newsletters, legal updates, surveys, event notices, and other announcements
  • Participation in online PACA Talk discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee

Application Process: All Friend Of PACA applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.


Corporate Sponsor

Eligibility: Corporate Sponsorship is open to any entity or individual that meets the following requirements:

  • Maintains a physical address with an office or headquarters
  • Signs off on the PACA Code of Ethics as specified in the membership application form
  • Shares, supports, and upholds PACA's interests for its growth and its voice on matters of members interest within the industry
  • Does not engage in the licensing or sale of images to other businesses, or in association with other businesses

Benefits: Corporate Sponsors can choose from five levels of participation. Benefits commensurate with each level are as follows:

Platinum
Committee membership, free table at PACA events (where tables are available), two free attendees for two events, website link, listing in all PACA promotional materials, and free insertion of marketing materials in event packets.
Gold
Committee membership, 50% discount on table at PACA events (where tables are available), one free attendee for two events, website link, listing in all PACA promotional materials, and free insertion of marketing materials in event packets.
Silver
Committee membership, one free attendee for two events, website link, and listing in all PACA promotional materials.
Bronze
Committee membership, one free attendee for one event, website link, and listing in all PACA promotional materials.
Copper
Open to one-person companies only. Committee membership, website link, and listing in all PACA promotional materials.
 

Benefits available to all levels of corporate sponsorship include the following:

  • Receipt of newsletters, legal updates, surveys, event notices, and other announcements
  • Access to password-protected member areas of the PACA website
  • Inclusion in PACA's member directory and link to member website from PACA website
  • Right to display PACA logo in appropriate area and manner
  • Invitation to all PACA meetings (including the Annual International Conference, bi-annual symposiums, and others).
  • Participation in online PACA Talk discussion forum
  • Other privileges as set by the Executive Committee.

Application Process: All Corporate Sponsor applicants must download, complete and sign the appropriate application form, sign the PACA Code of Ethics, and submit the application (along with membership dues payment) to the Membership Committee Head. Contact information for the current Membership Committee Head in included in the application form.

Please direct all inquiries to the Membership Committee Chair head at membership@pacaoffice.org or PACA's Executive Director, Cathy Aron, at execdirector@pacaoffice.org or 714/815-8427.