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NPPA, Cato Institute File SCOTUS Brief on Rights to Record Police Activity

Jan 5, 2017 Advocacy
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.

Bill Introduced to Establish a Small Claims System within the Copyright Office

Dec 8, 2016 Advocacy

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) commends Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) for introducing H.R.

NPPA Commends Proposal for Reform of the U.S. Copyright Office

Dec 8, 2016 Advocacy

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.

Letter Seeking Development of Encrypted Camera

Nov 18, 2016 Advocacy

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, t

NPPA Joins Media Groups in Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

Nov 16, 2016 Advocacy

ATHENS, GA (November 16, 2016) - The National Press Photographers Association is part of a group of 18 media associations that joined together to release

Banned Items at 2016 Political Conventions Hinder Journalists’ Jobs and Safety

Jul 17, 2016 Advocacy
On the eve of the 2016 political conventions the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) joined by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), write to express our concerns for the safety of citizens and journalists exercising their First Amendment rights as well as the ability to observe and report on matters of public concern during expected protests in Cleveland, Philadelphia and other cities around the country.

NPPA is Part of Coalition of Visual Artists Welcoming Legislation Establishing a Small Copyright Claims Board

Jul 14, 2016 Advocacy

WASHINGTON, DC  (July 14, 2016) - In the wake of its release of a white paper setting out the key components of a copyright small claims bill, a coalition of visual artist groups commends the attention that this critical issue is now garnerin

NPPA Statement On Trump, Washington Post

Jun 14, 2016 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association stands with the Washington Post and numerous other news outlets that the Trump campaign has summarily banned from its events.

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