Link: Google Is Ordered to Block Images in Privacy Case – NYTimes.com
A French court ruled Wednesday that Google must remove from its Internet search results all images of a former Formula One car racing chief at an orgy. The ruling in the privacy case could have ramifications for the tech giant’s operations across Europe.
Link: AP editors: Obama relies on staged propaganda photos | The Daily Caller
The AP has only been permitted to photograph the president in the Oval Office on two occasions. Both were during his first term. All other pictures of Obama in his office were taken by White House photographers and distributed to the press.
Link: PDNPulse » PPE 2013: Photography & The Law: Access, Copyright and Social Media Issues
During a talk at PhotoPlus Expo 2013, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), attorneys Mickey Osterreicher and Alicia Wagner Calzada provided tips for how photographers can protect their First Amendment rights and control the copyright and distribution of their work.
Link: » A guy from the New York Times attends Girl Hunter Weekend and isn’t happy to see another reporter there JIMROMENESKO.COM
“Well, this isn’t good,” [Gordinier] says when meeting me.
“What’s not good?” I ask.
“I’m not trying to be gruff,” he says condescendingly, “but I thought we had an exclusive.”
Link: In Obama’s war on leaks, reporters fight back – The Washington Post
Every disclosure to the press of classified information now triggers a leak investigation, said Washington Post national news editor Cameron Barr. “Investigations can be done electronically. They don’t need to compel journalists to reveal sources.”
The Post’s Justice Department reporter, Sari Horwitz, said a Justice official told her that “access to e-mail, phone records and cellphones make it easier to do now.”
Among those arrested was freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov, a Redux contributing photographer, who now faces months in prison
Link: American government keeps files on “suspicious” photographers | dvafoto
Many of the incidents and investigations contained in these “Suspicious Activity Reports” end, as above, with a line similar to “No further police action/investigation was taken.” However, the reports show that individuals are being targeted for being unfriendly, taking pictures for an art class, or buying water. It’s a waste of resources and potentially quite harmful to the people whose actions are being investigated
Link: PDNPulse » Police Intimidation Watch: New Haven Police Sued for Arresting Photographer, Erasing iPhone Video
A New Haven man jailed for recording New Haven, Connecticut police arresting three people filed a $500,000 lawsuit suit yesterday against the city and several individual officers for violation of his civil rights.
Link: The Falling Man – Tom Junod – 9/11 Suicide Photograph – Esquire
Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day.
Link: Hollande ‘village idiot’ photo sparks censorship row after image is withdrawn | The Times
President Hollande found himself at the centre of an embarrassing debate yesterday after Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French press agency, withdrew a photograph that left him looking like a village idiot.