National Press Club

Learn about copyright and social media, April 29

April 15, 2014 | By Darlene Shields |

 Mickey H. Osterreicher, NPPA General Counsel

Mickey H. Osterreicher, NPPA General Counsel

How can photographers protect the millions of images and recordings produced every day and posted on traditional websites and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram?

As millions of images and videos get uploaded, viewed, and shared, the importance of understanding and protecting intellectual property rights is more important than ever.

The Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and the Club’s Photography Committee will hold an event on “Copyright and Social Media” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the NPC’s First Amendment Lounge.

This event is sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and it will feature Mickey H. Osterreicher, NPPA General Counsel. Osterreicher will discuss copyright issues and some of the latest cases, as well as the terms of service for social media.

Admission is free and open to all Club members and the general public, but registration is required on Eventbrite. Please click here to register.

Osterreicher is Of Counsel to Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, in the Media and First Amendment Law Practice Area and serves as general counsel to the NPPA. He is an award-winning photojournalist with almost 40 years’ experience in print and broadcast. His work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today, as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NPC Nightly News and ESPN.

For more information on WPOW, please click here.