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August 02, 2007

Petition Against Proposed NYC Film Permit Regulations

You have until August 3, 2007 to sign a petition against the NYC film permit regulations that were recently proposed by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting. The link is as follows: www.pictureny.org. Introduced quietly just before Memorial Day weekend, the regulations could severely impede the ability of even casual photographers and filmmakers to operate in New York City. A group of two or more people who want to use a camera in a single public location for more than a half hour (including setup and breakdown time) could be required to get a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance. According to the NY Civil Liberties Union,"these regulations violate the First Amendment right to photograph in public places, and open the door to selective and discriminatory enforcement.

Posted by cat at 11:33 AM