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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.

NPPA's Lawyer Speaking At RIT Journalism Conference

Jan 28, 2013 Advocacy
NPPA's general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher will be speaking tomorrow at the RIT Journalism Conference in Rochester, NY, on the program "What's Next? Journalism's Leading Qustions."

NPPA Submits Comments On Orphan Works, Copyright

Jan 27, 2013 Advocacy
In response to a Notice of Inquiry by the U.S. Copyright Office, NPPA has submitted comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitalization. The comments are for use in advising Congress on how to address current issues involving copyright and orphan works.

Lauren Greenfield Wins Key Ruling In Defamation Lawsuit

Jan 25, 2013 Advocacy
After spending two years making the documentary Queen of Versailles, and then another year defending a lawsuit brought by the film's main subject, photojournalist and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has scored a big legal victory in Florida federal court.

Ad Agency Sues Herman Cain Over Book Cover Photo

Jan 24, 2013 Advocacy
A federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia has denied a motion to dismiss in a copyright infringtement lawsuit by an advertising agency against former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and publisher Simon & Schuster Inc.

Security Guards Attack Carlos Miller (Again)

Jan 22, 2013 Advocacy
While shooting video on the Miami-Dade Metrorail on Sunday night, security guards attacked and tried to choke the photographer, potentially escalating a pending state lawsuit into a federal suit, the photographer says.

NYPD Cop Handcuffs Photojournalist, Deletes Video

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
Photojournalist Shimon Gifter tells Carlos Miller what happened this week when a NYPD police sergeant grabbed him from behind, snatched his camera and handcuffed him, faced him into a wall, and scrolled through his camera deleting his video clips.

ACLU Sues Philadelphia Cops Over Photojournalism Student Arrest

Jan 18, 2013 Advocacy
Photojournalism student Christopher Montgomery was arrested and had video footage deleted from his iPhone in January 2011 after he photographed Philadelphia police making an arrest. He was charged with disorderly and convicted. On appeal the conviction was reversed. Now the ACLU has filed a First Amendment lawsuit for Montgomery.

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