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

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: jackyaus at (Jacky aus)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 10:27:17 +1000
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I can see the commercial interest why they protect the photograph copyright
and benefits for a dedicated group of people. Having said that, it has huge
impact to constrain the free right of others in capturing the moment. Does
it mean that if I were the participant there, no photographs could be taken
even for family memory purpose. I think it totally distorts the image and
life of the whole world, unless we see it as a cinema or art gallery or the
like. We are not living purely on commercial value. Otherwise, our life will
surely be more sad.

Photography is for good value, not just purely on commercial value or money
protection. I know some people have to live on that to support their living.

On 21/05/2009, Tina Manley <images at> 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 
> 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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