Monday, July 30, 2007


Monday has brought a swell of information on the NYC Public Photography & Filming Ban, including more general coverage, how far it has progressed and where to go to take further measures against the regulations going into effect.

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Two recent stories on the NYCLU's website:
City Agrees To Reopen Debate On Film Permit Regulations and NYCLU Calls On City To Abandon New Proposal Requiring Permits For Casual Photography.

A more recent article in the NY Times, covering the protest held last Friday night in Union Square by the organization spearheading the movement against the plan, Picture NY

You can send a direct message to the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting & NY City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations right online. Go HERE to do so!

The proposed regulations are outlined here [PDF] or you can read them at here

I wrote to editors at PDN and Popular Photography. PopPhoto wrote back to me to point out that today they say they posted this article today. I checked PDNpulse's blog and found it was worth a mention as well.

From Pop Photo: NYC Mayor's Office to Close Comment Period on New Photography Restrictions
The proposed rules would impose new permit and insurance requirements on photographers and videographers shooting in New York City.

By Aimee Baldridge
July 30, 2007

....According to the MOFTB Web site, the office "may determine that it is appropriate to revise its proposal" on the basis of public feedback. Comments may be submitted to Julianne Cho, Assistant Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, at or 1697 Broadway, New York NY 10019.

Thanks to all those who have signed/written/read and please help continue to spread the word. All concerns must be heard by August 3rd, including signing the online petition and letters to the Mayor's Office.

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