Family sues for photos of dead athlete

From the Columbia Daily Tribune:

When University of Missouri-Columbia football player Aaron O’Neal collapsed in July on Faurot Field, a Tribune photographer (Jenna Isaacson) captured the scene. Now lawyers for the O’Neal family want access to more than 600 digital photos taken shortly before the athlete’s death.

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Photographer held for hours by police

From WABC-TV:

Ben Hider, Photographer: “Three police officers ran at me, immediately, telling me to stop where I was.”

“Emptied my pockets, searched me, frisked me, started telling me about the recent terrorist threats in America over the past five years and ‘haven’t I been watching the news?'”

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Street Photography Protected… Barely

From the New York Times:

When Erno Nussenzweig, an Orthodox Jew and retired diamond merchant from Union City, N.J., saw his picture last year in the exhibition catalog, he called his lawyer. And then he sued Mr. diCorcia and Pace for exhibiting and publishing the portrait without permission and profiting from it financially. The suit sought an injunction to halt sales and publication of the photograph, as well as $500,000 in compensatory damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages.

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No photo ban, but photogs still hassled

From PDN:

The New York Civil Liberties Union says transit police have been trying to stop photographers from legally taking pictures of the Long Island Railroad.

In response, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the railroad, says it will remind its officers that there is no photography ban on the LIRR.

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Photographer Alfred Yaghobzadeh kidnapped in Gaza

From PDN:

The two journalists were among at least eight foreigners abducted by Palestinian gunmen in response to an Israeli raid on a Palestinian prison in the West Bank city of Jericho, according to various news reports.

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