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Survey of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Use of sUAS (Drones) as it Pertains to Newsgathering

Mar 18, 2015 Advocacy

NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2015) The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) announces the launch of a survey of news gatherers concerning the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Regarding Operation and Certification of Small Unmann

Media Coalition Asks Supreme Court For A-V Coverage Of Same Sex Arguments

Jan 28, 2015 Advocacy
NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher was part of a coalition that authored a letter to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts today requesting audio-visual coverage of arguments in same-sex marriage cases that come before the Court.

NPPA's Lawyer Testifies For Open Electronic Court Coverage

Dec 2, 2014 Advocacy
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, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Important Legal Info For Those Covering Ferguson, MO

Nov 23, 2014 Advocacy
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 carry them with you at all times.

Court Orders Ferguson Police To Not Interfere With Photographing Or Recording In Public

Nov 21, 2014 Advocacy
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. The orders signed by Judge John A. Ross for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the County of St. Louis enjoins those entities from “interfering with individuals who are photographing or recording at public places but who are not threatening the safety of others or physically interfering with the ability of law enforcement to perform their duties.”

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.

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