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

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: charcot at (charcot)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:48:46 -0600
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Yikes !  Very disturbing.  Seems that more of these incidents have not  
yield better understanding of Free Speech and the rights of the  
photographing public on PUBLIC Lands as it were.  The revamped NYC  
guidelines is a glimmer of hope.  Thomas Hawks' blog has detailed some  
of the transgressions.  Let us know how this turns out.

How can you do Street photography if you're not allowed on the street

ernie nitka

On May 20, 2009, at 2:31 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> LUG:
> 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
> Tina Manley
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