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

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 17:09:05 -0400
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I'm asking a friend at food lion about this

will share answers--if any.


On May 20, 2009, at 4:31 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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