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Five Myths About The Federal Shield Law
10/30/2013 // DURHAM, NC (October 30, 2013) – NPPA has been a supporter of the Free Flow of Information Act, sometimes referred to as the Federal Shield Law. It was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month on a bipartisan, 13-5 vote. If passed by...
NPPA Lawyer Gives PhotoWeekDC Legal Workshop On November 2
10/28/2013 // DURHAM, NC (October 28, 2013) – Photographers are being caught in the middle of a perfect storm of technology, terrorist fears, and a World Wide Web mentality of entitlement to images. At the leading edge of this storm are the rising number of...
"Misappropriation" Art, Or Transformative Fair Use? It's Complicated
10/26/2013 // In the ongoing copyright infringement case by photographer Patrick Cariou against “appropriation artist” Richard Prince, both sides have filed briefs respectively supporting and opposing the August 21, 2013 petition for a writ of certiorari filed by...
NPPA At PhotoPlus: Photography & The Law – Access, Copyright & Social Media Issues
10/07/2013 // DURHAM, NC (October 7, 2013) – Ever since 9/11 there’s been a heightened awareness of taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue is exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability of everyone to post...
Copyright Report Recommends $30K Small Claim Damage Cap
10/04/2013 // By Alicia Wagner CalzadaDURHAM, NC (October 4, 2013) – On the eve of closing its offices due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Copyright Office released its long awaited Report on Copyright Small Claims.  The report...
SDX Foundation Funds National Police, Journalist Training
10/01/2013 // INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 1, 2013) – The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation (SDX) is providing a $12,500 grant that will enable the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to collaborate with the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) on a...
NPPA Hosts Free Speech Week Panel Discussion
09/25/2013 // DURHAM, NC (September 25, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association sponsored by the The Photo Committee of the National Press Club in support of Free Speech Week proudly presents The Right to Photograph & Record in Public.An expert...
Cambodian Press Groups Condemns Attacks On Journalists
09/23/2013 // PHNOM PENH (September 23, 2013) – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) strongly condemns the attacks on Cambodian and foreign journalists covering the aftermath of Cambodia’s disputed election.On Sunday night, reporters and photographers...
NPPA Participating In New Survey Of Media Credentialing Practices
09/13/2013 // DURHAM, NC (September 13, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association is a participating partner in a new survey of media credentialing practices.NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher said that the organization is pleased to join with...
California Anti-Paparazzi Law Threatens First Amendment Rights
08/19/2013 // DURHAM, NC (August 19, 2013) – Earlier this summer the California legislature proposed a new “anti-paparazzi” bill, which NPPA opposes. More recently, Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified before the California State Assembly, voicing...

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