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Daniel Morel Awarded $1.22M In AFP, Getty Copyright Case
11/22/2013 // NEW YORK, NY (November 22, 2013) – Haitian photographer Daniel Morel has been awarded $1.22 million in damages after a seven-member jury in a New York Federal Court reached a unanimous verdict against Agence France-Press and Getty Images today for "...
NPPA, National Media Coalition Protest Restricted White House Access
11/21/2013 // WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2013) – The apparently ever-increasing lack of access to President Barack Obama by independent journalists and news organizations who cover the White House has been evolving into a wave of deep discontent over the past...
Open Up The Oval
11/21/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 21, 2013) – If the NSA happens to have been listening to photojournalists’ cell phones recently, which isn’t all that far fetched given the news of late, they could have picked up on a lot of chatter about how we haven’t had any...
Boston Police Backlash Against Recorded Phone Call To Face Test
11/13/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 13, 2013) – Last August a Boston police officer aggressively confronted a man who was recording law enforcement on a public street. Tomorrow, a judge will decide whether to continue the case against a journalism student charged...
Canadian Photographers Now Own Their Own Copyright
11/11/2013 // DURHAM, NC (November 11, 2013) – A major copyright reform bill that passed into a law a year ago and took effect today in Canada assures Canadian photographers that they officially own the copyright to all of their photographs, regardless of whether...
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...

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