Last week, John Kavanagh, a Republican State Senator of Arizona, introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to film police in all but extremely limited circumstances.[Read More…]
‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ bill would protect NY photographers from getting ‘stiffed’ by stubborn clients
One of the most difficult parts of being a freelance photographer is having to get on clients for continually trying to weasel their way out of a contract, even after the work has been completed.
Normally, you end up with the payment, but it’s not unheard of for photographers to get burnt.
To help prevent this, a new bill has been introduced to the New York City Council that would add a number of stipulations to help protect freelancers from getting the short end of the stick.[Read More…]
California Governor puts an end to paparazzi drones
Just three days after California Governor rejected several drone-related bills, the Los Angeles Times reports that Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation intended to protect the rich and famous from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
Bill AB 856 expands privacy protections by changing the definition of a “physical invasion of privacy” to include a drone invading the airspace above private property in order to record video, sound or capture photographs.
Violators of the new law will face fines ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
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