Anti-terror police defend campaign targeting suspicious behaviour of people with cameras news – Amateur Photographer UK

Police deny that their latest anti-terror campaign will encourage harassment of photographers taking pictures in public places. Last week police chiefs issued fresh warnings over the potential dangers posed by people carrying cameras for surveillance purposes. The news comes amid growing reports of clashes between police officers and photographers taking pictures in public places in […]

Editorial Photographers UK | Birmingham police officer 'forced press photographer to delete images'

Lawrence Looi, 31, who has been a staff photographer with news agency News Team for the last three years, had been sent to cover a protest on public roads outside the International Conference Centre on Thursday morning when he was approached by a police constable who objected to having been photographed. According to the written […]

Media and Major League Baseball in New Photo Dispute

Outlets including The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated, and groups including the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), are asking MLB to change the credentialing terms for the upcoming baseball season. This is the latest in a series of disputes between the press and sports leagues, which are increasingly […]

NPPA Objects To Major League Baseball's Credential Terms

The National Press Photographers Association today delivered a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig objecting to new restrictions that are in the 2008 credential application photographers and news organizations must submit in order to cover MLB games, workouts, activities, and events. “The historic and statistical nature of baseball requires that its […]

Editorial Photographers UK | Injured photographer wins settlement, costs and apology from Met Police

London-based photojournalist Marc Vallée originally brought a private civil action for up to £15,000 against both the police force and its commissioner Sir Ian Blair alleging assault and breaches of the Human Rights Act. Under the terms of the settlement the Metropolitan Police have not accepted any liability. Vallée, 39, was hospitalised and left unable […]

Chicago Reader | Hot Type | Shooting for Dollars: The fight over photo rights to high school sporting events involves more than the First Amendment.

: Lockport came from six runs down to beat Oak Park 8-6, and Banks headed onto the field to take the “jubilation shot”—the photo of ecstatic teenagers hugging and tumbling and screaming. It’s the shot that goes on page one of tomorrow’s paper and into the photo albums of every player on the team. But […]

Illinois Battle Continues: After Lawsuits, Now Comes Legislation

: Illinois lawmakers have joined in the fight over whether the Illinois High School Association can prevent newspaper photographers from covering public school academic and sporting championship events games, and whether they can regulate the secondary use of photographs and videos that come from the events. A new state law proposed this week comes in […]

Colorado Lawmaker May Be Censured For Kicking Photographer

: Colorado Lawmaker May Be Censured For Kicking Photographer Colorado lawmakers introduced the first-ever censure against a fellow lawmaker on Wednesday, accusing Republican Rep. Douglas Bruce of bringing disrepute to fellow lawmakers for kicking a newspaper photographer on the House floor while he was waiting to be sworn in. The full House of Representatives could […]

Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Seattle Cops James Pitts and David Toner Pwned After Trying to Take Photographer's Camera

Check it out: Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection: Seattle Cops James Pitts and David Toner Pwned After Trying to Take Photographer’s Camera Pop Photo blogs about the case of amateur photographer Bogdan Mohora who was jailed in Seattle last year after he took photos of police that they didn’t want him to take during an arrest. […]