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

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 17:24:50 -0400

"They" can't prevent photographers from photographing on public sidewalks.

Mark William Rabiner

> From: Tina Manley <images at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 16:31:00 -0400
> To: <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
> 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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