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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...
Right To Photograph And Record: Panel Discussion At National Press Club
10/06/2015 // ATHENS, GA (October 6, 2015) – Ever since 9/11 there has been a heightened awareness of anyone taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue has only been exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability...
NPPA Joins Suit To Overturn Controversial Wyoming Data Censorship Laws
09/29/2015 // CHEYENNE, WY (September 29, 2015) – A diverse coalition of conservation, press, academic and animal-protection groups filed suit today in federal court seeking to strike down a pair of Wyoming state laws that stifle freedom of speech and make...
SPJ Recognizes Osterreicher, Dalglish For Exceptional Service To Journalism
09/21/2015 // ORLANDO, FL (September 21, 2015) – The Society of Professional Journalists honored the National Press Photographers Association's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher as a Fellow of the Society last night during a banquet at the SPJ Excellence in...
NPPA Constitutional Rights Panel Set For Texas In September
08/27/2015 // ATHENS, GA (August 27, 2015) – A panel discussion concerning the constitutional right to photograph and record in public, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association, will take place Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at San Jacinto...
NPPA Helps Revise Taylor Swift Credential Agreement
07/21/2015 // ATHENS, GA (July 21, 2015) – Recently there were many news stories about pop icon Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple saying that she was not going to agree to their terms for distributing her music on iTunes. And then very publicly Apple...

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