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Photographers Testify Against Texas Proposed Limits On Unmanned Aerial Photos
03/27/2013 // AUSTIN, TX (March 27, 2013) – In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NPPA members testified in front of a Texas House Committee against a bill that would make photography with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) subject to criminal and civil penalties.A...
NPPA Works With Homeland Security To Amend Photo Policies
03/13/2013 // DURHAM, NC (March 13, 2013) – NPPA recently worked with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security (NMDHS) to revise policies regarding photography in its online Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR).NPPA general counsel Mickey Osterreicher was...
Justice Department Statement Supports Mannie Garcia's Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
03/04/2013 // By Donald R. WinslowWASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2013) – The U.S. Department of Justice has just filed a Statement of Interest in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by photojournalist Mannie Garcia against Montgomery County, MD, police and...
NPPA Participating In "Sunshine Week," Seeks Photographs
02/14/2013 // DURHAM, NC (February 14, 2013) – The National Press Photographer’s Association will be participating in "Sunshine Week" from March 10-16, 2013, along with a number of other media organizations. Led by the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the...
NPPA Leads Objections To Hawaii's "Steven Tyler Act"
02/06/2013 // DURHAM, NC (February 6, 2013) – On behalf of a coalition of organizations, NPPA's lawyer today voiced strong opposition to Hawaiian state Sen. Kalani English's proposed bill, the "Steven Tyler Act," which would pave the way for celebrities to lodge...
NPPA's Lawyer Speaking At RIT Journalism Conference
01/28/2013 // ROCHESTER, NY (January 28, 2013) - NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher will be speaking tomorrow at the RIT Journalism Conference in Rochester, NY, on the program "What's Next? Journalism's Leading Qustions."Osterreicher will be speaking...
NPPA Submits Comments On Orphan Works, Copyright
01/27/2013 // In response to a Notice of Inquiry by the U.S. Copyright Office, NPPA has submitted comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitalization. The comments are for use in advising Congress on how to address current issues involving copyright and...
Lauren Greenfield Wins Key Ruling In Defamation Lawsuit
01/25/2013 // After spending two years making the documentary Queen of Versailles, and then another year defending a lawsuit brought by the film's main subject, photojournalist and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has scored a big legal victory in Florida federal...
Ad Agency Sues Herman Cain Over Book Cover Photo
01/24/2013 // A federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia has denied a motion to dismiss in a copyright infringtement lawsuit by an advertising agency against former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and publisher Simon & Schuster Inc.The...
Security Guards Attack Carlos Miller (Again)
01/22/2013 // While shooting video on the Miami-Dade Metrorail on Sunday night, security guards attacked and tried to choke the photographer, potentially escalating a pending state lawsuit into a federal suit, the photographer says. Read Miller's account of the...

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