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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.

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.

White House Does It Again: Photographers Shut Out Of Dalai Lama Meeting

Feb 21, 2014 Advocacy
Despite repeated and sometimes heated objections, despite meetings where the White House Press Secretary promised to make positive changes, and despite pressure from a media coalition who again and again have objected to the lack of access independent journalists have to President Barack Obama, today they've gone and done it again.

Televise Supreme Court: NPPA Joins Coalition For Court Transparency

Feb 18, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined the Coalition for Court Transparency, NPPA president Mark J. Dolan announced today.

NPPA SURVEY: Use Of Remotely Controlled Aircraft & Drones In Newsgathering

Feb 3, 2014 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association and the law firm of Holland & Knight are launching a new study on the use of remotely controlled aircraft or drones in newsgathering. Everyone with an interest in the application of this evolving technology is invited to participate in the survey.

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