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NPPA Member Justin Cook Reaches Agreement With UNC

Nov 5, 2014 Advocacy
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 page.

The Right To Photograph And Record In Public

Oct 9, 2014 Advocacy
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.

Forest Service Tries To Require Expensive Photo Permits, Ditch First Amendment

Sep 24, 2014 Advocacy
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 in order to shoot photographs or video on federal wilderness lands.

NPPA Launches 'How do you Visualize Your Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech?' Contest

Sep 17, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has launched a freedom of speech photography contest for NPPA members.

Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

Sep 5, 2014 Advocacy
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 settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders and users communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in works.

NPPA's Lawyer Requests Investigation Into Ferguson Police Gun-Pointing Incident

Aug 20, 2014 Advocacy
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, into the "unlawful and unprofessional activities" of a uniformed and armed police officer who pulled his gun on a photographer.

NPPA Protests Ferguson Police Tactics, Disrespect For Constitutional Rights

Aug 14, 2014 Advocacy
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 coving the town's unfolding national story, as well as the department's "complete lack of understanding an respect for the First Amendment."

NPPA Joins FAA Filings Supporting Drone Exemptions

Jul 17, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has filed comments to the Federal Aviation Administration in support of petitions from a number of aerial photography and video production companies seeking exemptions from FAA rules to commercially operate small unmanned photography drones.

Journalism Groups Urge Obama To Stop Excessive Controls On Public Information

Jul 8, 2014 Advocacy
Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups (including the National Press Photographers Association) today called on President Barack Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

NPPA Member Wins Major Victory Against Suffolk County Police Department

Jun 18, 2014 Advocacy
National Press Photographers Association member Philip Datz yesterday won a major settlement from the Suffolk County Police Department in a civil rights suit stemming from Datz’s arrest while filming law enforcement activity on a public street.

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