Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/20

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 16:31:00 -0400


The big Speed Street festival celebrating everything NASCAR is in 
Charlotte this weekend.  They have closed about 12 block of downtown 
to traffic for the festival.  I wouldn't go if you paid me; however, 
I am really disturbed by one of the rules.  No cameras, still or 
video are allowed.  How can they legally prohibit cameras on public 
streets?  I've proposed to Charlotte photographers that we boycott 
Food Lion (the sponsor) and let them know why.

In a related incident, security guards at the Johnson and Wales 
campus in downtown Charlotte prohibited a photographer from taking 
photos of the campus buildings even though she was standing on a 
public sidewalk.  The APA in Charlotte is arranging a protest with 
crowds of photographers coming to photograph Johnson and Wales (after 
contacting television and newspapers)

All of this eroding of our rights has got to stop!!


Tina Manley 

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