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Mannie Garcia Wins Settlement in Police Lawsuit
03/06/2017 // By Tom BurtonPhotojournalist Mannie Garcia has won a $45,000 settlement in a civil rights lawsuit resulting from his unlawful arrest by Montgomery County police in Maryland in 2011.  Garcia was arrested while photographing police officers...
Ruling Supports Right to Record Law Enforcement in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi
02/17/2017 // By Alicia CalzadaThe right to record police in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi is now a clearly established First Amendment right after an opinion was issued on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The case...
NPPA Submits Comments on Copyright Office Reform
01/31/2017 // As part of a coalition of visual artists the NPPA filed comments today in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s first policy proposal from its multi-year review of the U.S. Copyright law, entitled “Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office.” Those...
The National Press Photographers Association Announces Groundbreaking Training Initiative on Drone Journalism
01/30/2017 // The innovative program, in partnership with Google News Lab, features workshops with The Poynter Institute, The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska and DJI.Athens, Ga. (Jan. 30, 2017) – The National Press Photographers Association (...
NPPA Joins Journalists, Lawyers and NGOs Mobilizing to Protect Freedom of the Press
01/16/2017 // January 16, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined with more than 50 journalists, lawyers, media rights advocates, and First Amendment stakeholders who came together last week with a common interest in...
NPPA, Cato Institute File SCOTUS Brief on Rights to Record Police Activity
01/05/2017 // (Athens, GA) A “friend of the court” brief has been filed in support of a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the rights of a photographer who was arrested while recording the activities of police officers.Submitted by the National...
Bill Introduced to Establish a Small Claims System within the Copyright Office
12/08/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) for introducing H.R. 6496, a bill “to establish a small claims system within the Copyright Office.” The legislation is...
NPPA Commends Proposal for Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office
12/08/2016 // WASHINGTON, DC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) on their announced proposal for reform of the U.S. Copyright Office...
Letter Seeking Development of Encrypted Camera
11/18/2016 // The Freedom of the Press Foundation has drafted an open letter to major camera manufacturers—like Sony, Canon, and Nikon—asking them to build encryption into their camera products to protect the safety and security of journalists and filmmakers,...
NPPA Joins Media Groups in Open Letter to President-Elect Trump
11/16/2016 // ATHENS, GA (November 16, 2016) - The National Press Photographers Association is part of a group of 18 media associations that joined together to release an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that new administration honors a full...

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