Re: Capturing New York's distinctive thrum

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 00:38:05 PDT

In a message dated 10/28/2007 11:26:12 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
email suppressed writes:

I think Jim makes contradictory points below. I'm more taken by his second
observation, that regardless of the stated 'rules' in the book, it all
comes down to how the police act --
It's not contradictory, it's just the reality. There's nothing in these
rules that will prevent the police from retaliating against someone for taking
photographs of them, if that's what the worry is.
As far as rules go, they also aren't a waiver against citizen complaints.
They won't necessarily guarantee anything. And you still need to get additional
extra permits for some locations, as in this:
"Filming in city parks, interiors of city buildings, bridges, subways or
tunnels will require additional permissions from the controlling entities."
Bottom line-- under the earlier proposed rules, big groups with equipment
could get some free, permit-less time. Now they cannot. I don't see that as an
improvement for many people.


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