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NPPA Responds To Yahoo! CEO's Comments

May 29, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's president Mike Borland today in a letter to Yahoo! chief executive officer Marissa Mayer expressed the organization's disapproval of her recent comments that questioned the need for professional photographers.

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

May 22, 2013 Advocacy
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

NPPA, Media Groups, Oppose Beyoncé Tour Guidelines

May 14, 2013 Advocacy
On behalf of 19 media organizations the National Press Photographers Association has objected to Beyoncé's 2013 World Tour Guidelines for photography and television. NPPA voiced its concerns in a letter from NPPA's general counsel to the Schure Media Group.

NPPA Opposes Anti-Paparazzi Statutes In California

May 3, 2013 Advocacy
In the wake of opposition from the National Press Photographers Association and other groups, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee has made both AB-1256 and AB-1356 “2-year bills.”

NPPA Joins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Google

Apr 15, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographers Association has joined with 15 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Google, NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher said today.

Photographers Testify Against Texas Proposed Limits On Unmanned Aerial Photos

Mar 27, 2013 Advocacy
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NPPA members testified in front of a Texas House Committee against a bill that would make photography with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) subject to criminal and civil penalties.

NPPA Works With Homeland Security To Amend Photo Policies

Mar 13, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA recently worked with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security (NMDHS) to revise policies regarding photography in its online Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR).

Justice Department Statement Supports Mannie Garcia's Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Mar 4, 2013 Advocacy
The U.S. Department of Justice has just filed a Statement of Interest in the federal civil rights lawsuit brought by photojournalist Mannie Garcia against Montgomery County, MD, police and prosecutors in the aftermath of his June 2011 unlawful arrest, which included the unlawful seizure of his camera and images. 

NPPA Participating In "Sunshine Week," Seeks Photographs

Feb 14, 2013 Advocacy
The National Press Photographer’s Association will be participating in "Sunshine Week" from March 10-16, 2013, along with a number of other media organizations.

NPPA Leads Objections To Hawaii's "Steven Tyler Act"

Feb 6, 2013 Advocacy
On behalf of a coalition of organizations, NPPA's lawyer today voiced strong opposition to Hawaiian state Sen. Kalani English's proposed bill, the "Steven Tyler Act," which would pave the way for celebrities to lodge civil suits against paparazzi.

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