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NTIA Multistakeholder Group Agrees to Best Practices Addressing Privacy Issues Regarding use of UAS
05/19/2016 // Contact: Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, [email protected], GA (May 16, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) staff and members of...
Cronkite New Voices Act Silenced For The Year
05/14/2016 // AUGUSTA, GA (May 14, 2016) – The Cronkite New Voices Act, which would offer protection from censorship to student journalists and advisers, was put on hold when the Missouri General Assembly failed to vote on it Friday and the legislative session...
Cronkite New Voices Act Silenced For The Year
05/14/2016 // AUGUSTA, GA (May 14, 2016) – The Cronkite New Voices Act, which would offer protection from censorship to student journalists and advisers, was put on hold when the Missouri General Assembly failed to vote on it Friday and the legislative session...
NPPA Supports The Cronkite New Voices Act
05/12/2016 // AUGUSTA, GA (May 12, 2016) – This morning the general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association expressed NPPA’s support for the Cronkite New Voices Act, which would protect student journalists and advisers from censorship.NPPA’s...
Submit Copyright Office Comments
03/30/2016 // ATHENS, GA (March 30, 2016) – The National Press Photographers Association has been asked to submit comments to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding Technology Upgrades for a Twenty-First Century Copyright Office in Response to Notice of Inquiry, 81...
Enact Commonsense Drone Rules
03/03/2016 //  By Mickey OsterreicherAmidst all the hysterical reports that the sky is falling or it’s literally raining drones, Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis recently introduced a thoughtful Micro Drone amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act)....
NPPA and Other Visual Arts Associations Release Copyright Small Claims White Paper
03/02/2016 // Seven visual arts associations,including NPPA, release proposal to Congress for copyright small claims legislationMarch 2, 2016 – While there has been a great deal of discussion recently about the possibility of Congress creating a small claims...
First Amendment Issues In Public Spaces
01/06/2016 // ATHENS, GA (January 6, 2016) – Prompted by a number of recent incidents at college campuses involving free speech rights and free press rights of journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, along with University of Georgia’s Grady...
NPPA Advocacy Efforts in 2015 Protected Visual Journalists On Wide Range of National, State Issues
12/17/2015 // By Mickey Osterreicher and Alicia Wagner Calzada, NPPA Advocacy CommitteeThis was another incredibly busy year for NPPA in the advocacy arena. The association was at the forefront of such issues as First Amendment access rights, use of drones for...
NPPA Advocates for Members' Rights on Concert Images, Court Coverage & Use of Drones
11/19/2015 // Recent days have been particularly active on the advocacy front, with NPPA protecting members’ First Amendment rights across the country, commenting on issues like photographers’ rights to photos taken at concerts, coverage of court proceedings in...

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