Re: protest nyc's proposed film and photo law Thurs Aug 2 Union Sq

From: flick harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 06 2007 - 19:56:40 PDT

They obviously care what "us guys" are doing or they wouldn't have
withdrawn the proposed rules when "us guys" opposed it.

  If "us guys" keep opposing the rules, will they make it stricter
for picnickers with cell-phone cameras, too, and will you still
support it?

Or will you support increasingly-arbitrary enforcement as the rules
become more bizarre?


On 6-Aug-07, at 3:38 PM, Jim Carlile wrote:

> Here's what gonna happen if you guys push these new rules too far:
> NYC will relax the insurance requirements, and maybe extend the
> free time.
> Then, in a matter of weeks, commercial interests will exploit this
> no-permit 'freedom' and start causing trouble, all the time hiding
> behind the relaxed rules. Then, the NYC Commission will be forced
> to crack down.
> What will they do? Most likely, they'll develop a legal distinction
> between commercial and non-commercial work. Non-commercial will
> still get the freedom, but commercial will have to get permits.
> That means that many of you will be stuck-- you'll end up having to
> get permits. So you better watch out what you wish for.
> This isn't speculation-- it's what happens when there are no
> filming rules in big cities. I know some of you would love to
> believe that the only reason "rules" exist is to persecute you and
> your "constitutional rights," but sorry, that's not the case. It's
> because conflicts develop.
> I love the "they." Like "they" really care what any of you are doing.
> >>In a message dated 8/6/2007 10:08:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> email suppressed writes:
> This is an old threat - if you argue with this generous new rule,
> we'll make the rules WORSE. Shut up and obey, you uppity whatevers!
>> You guys have a good deal right now. If they modify the rules,
>> here's what they'll do:
> If indeed they try to divide and conquer, then clear-thinking
> opponents will stick together.
> Get a sneak peek of the all-new
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