Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/02/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:Is It illegal to use a tripod without a License???????
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 22:14:07 -0800

I suspect that whomever told you that you need a license, was looking for a
quick lira. Just say "amateur" and keep on working. I've used a tripod a
lot in Italy, much around Rome, a few times right along side the police
(they stand around a lot on street corners.)


At 11:15 PM 2/26/98 -0500, you wrote:
>A message among Lugs recently reminded me when I was in Rome some two years
>ago.  I casually had my R7 mounted on a tripod and proceded to photograph the
>city.  In less than an hour I was told since I was a professional I needed a
>license.  I finally found out if you have a tripod you must be a
>I have yet to get paid a thin dime for a photograph.  Has this happened to
>of you professional?  If so what countries do I have to worry about?
>I leave for Turkey , Greece, and Israel Sunday.  Can I take my tripod or
is it
>a waste of time?