[NetBehaviour] An Open Letter Regarding NYC's Proposed Changes To Permit Requirements for Photography.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Jul 31 12:07:59 CEST 2007
An Open Letter Regarding NYC's Proposed Changes To Permit Requirements
Recently, the Mayor's Office of Film and Broadcasting proposed new rules
regarding photographers. The proposed rules would require a permit for
"activity involving a tripod and a crew of 5 or more people at one site
for 10 minutes or more" (the 10 minutes include the time to set up the
tripod) or or the same activity among two people at a single site for
more than 30 minutes. The permit process also requires the photographer
to carry 1 million dollars in liability insurance. Although the city
believes that this is rare for "recreational" photographers, most
amateurs I know would require a permit a good percentage of the time.
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