Photography & the Law - Beyonce' and Beyond: A Roundup of Recent Legal Issues

By Mickey Osterreicher


There 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 behalf of 19 media organizations objecting to her 2013 World Tour Guidelines for photography and television. The new policy came as a result of the publication of some "unflattering" images of the star 's performance during this year's Superbowl. In place of photo credentials the tour has provided a Web link where those wishing photographs of the performance must first register before being able to download or use her self-produced hand-out images of each stop.

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