Filmmakers and photographers troubled by proposed rules for cameras in NYC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nipprdog, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. nipprdog

    nipprdog

    Jun 8, 2006
    IN
    Associated Press - August 1, 2007 5:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK (AP) - Filmmakers, photographers and civil liberties advocates are up in arms over new rules being proposed in New York City.

    The rules would require permits and insurance coverage for people trying to film or take pictures for longer than just a few minutes in one place. Permits would be needed for two or more people at a single site for 30 or more minutes. They'd also be required for five or more people using a tripod for more than ten minutes.

    Movie crews are used to the permits. Critics say the changes will hurt fashion and wedding photographers, independent journalists and amateurs making videos to post online.

    The city says it's not an attempt to stifle free speech. But one filmmaker calls the rules "draconian" and the ACLU says it's ready to take the city to court if the proposal isn't revised.

    http://www.wlfi.com/Global/story.asp?S=6868893
     
  2. I don't think this will pass.
     
  3. adrianaitken

    adrianaitken Guest

    Stupider things have.
     
  4. There have been several petitions started at a few websites in protest. If they do pass it, at least the ACLU is prepared to step in and take them to court.

    Doesn't the city of New York have more important things to worry about?
     
  5. klnyc

    klnyc

    136
    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Bah, aint going pass..
    I work in midtown Manhattan and constantly everyday I see peoples filming.
     
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