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NPPA Responds To Yahoo! CEO's Comments
05/29/2013 // DURHAM, NC (May 29, 2013) – NPPA's president Mike Borland today in a letter to Yahoo! chief executive officer Marissa Mayer expressed the organization's disapproval of her recent comments that questioned the need for professional photographers. The...
Photography & the Law - Beyonce' and Beyond: A Roundup of Recent Legal Issues
05/22/2013 // By Mickey OsterreicherJPGThere has been so much going on it is hard to know where to start. The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has been involved in many issues. Most recently the NPPA sent a letter to the publicist for Beyoncé on...
NPPA, Media Groups, Oppose Beyoncé Tour Guidelines
05/14/2013 // DURHAM, NC (May 14, 2013) – On behalf of 19 media organizations the National Press Photographers Association has objected to Beyoncé's 2013 World Tour Guidelines for photography and television. NPPA voiced its concerns in a letter from NPPA's...
NPPA Opposes Anti-Paparazzi Statutes In California
05/03/2013 // DURHAM, NC (May 3, 2013) - In the wake of opposition from the National Press Photographers Association and other groups, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee has made both AB-1256 and AB-1356 “2-year bills.” The bills are of concern to NPPA...
NPPA Joins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google
04/15/2013 // DURHAM, NC (April 15, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association has joined with 15 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Google, NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher said today.The Federal suit alleges the “Google Book Search”...
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...

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