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.

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.


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