Photo Attorney

Jul 4, 2007

Alert - NYC May Seek Permits for Public Photography

The New York City's Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting is considering a rule that would require any group of two or more people who want to use a camera in a single public location for more than a half hour or five or more people who plan to use a tripod in a public location for more than 10 minutes, including the time it takes to set up the equipment, to get a city permit and insurance. See the NY Times article for more information.

These kinds of vague laws allow Barney Fife with his single bullet to bully photographers. Let the Mayor know that you oppose this proposal:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 788-8123
E-MAIL

Thanks to Susan Bailey for submitting this alert topic.