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NPPA's Lawyer Testifies For Open Electronic Court Coverage
12/02/2014 // WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2014) – Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts,...
Important Legal Info For Those Covering Ferguson, MO
11/23/2014 // DURHAM, NC (November 23, 2014) – NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher is asking all visual journalists and photographers who may be covering events in Ferguson, MO, in the coming days to print out these federal court orders (linked below) and...
Court Orders Ferguson Police To Not Interfere With Photographing Or Recording In Public
11/21/2014 // DURHAM, NC (November 21, 2014) – Today a federal judge for the Eastern District of Missouri granted three orders agreed and consented to by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the County of St. Louis Missouri, and the City of Ferguson [Links are to...
NPPA Member Justin Cook Reaches Agreement With UNC
11/05/2014 // DURHAM, NC (November 5, 2014) – Photographer Justin Cook released a statement today saying that he has reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regarding their unauthorized use of one of his images on a UNC Facebook...
The Right To Photograph And Record In Public
10/09/2014 // DURHAM, NC (October 9, 2014) – You are cordially invited to attend this free panel discussion, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.Hosted by the Dallas Police...
Forest Service Tries To Require Expensive Photo Permits, Ditch First Amendment
09/24/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 24, 2014) – The U.S. Forest Service has once again raised the hackles of journalists and those who abide by the Constitution's First Amendment by tightening restrictions on journalists and requiring permission and a paid permit...
NPPA Launches 'How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?' Contest
09/17/2014 // DURHAM, NC (September 17, 2014) - The National Press Photographers Association has launched a freedom of speech photography contest for NPPA members. The "How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?" Contest is in...
Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books
09/05/2014 // NEW YORK, NY (September 5, 2014) – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a...
NPPA's Lawyer Requests Investigation Into Ferguson Police Gun-Pointing Incident
08/20/2014 // FERGUSON, MO (August 20, 2014) – The lawyer for the National Press Photographers Association who is on the ground in Ferguson alongside photojournalists has just filed a formal letter of complaint, as well as a request for an official investigation...
NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights
08/14/2014 // DURHAM, NC (August 14, 2014) – Today the National Press Photographers Association sent a strong letter of protest to the Ferguson, MO, chief of police regarding the unwarranted arrest and detention of journalists who are covering the town's...

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