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    New Rules for NYC Photography

    Photography with large format (or any camera) will be effected if this legislation is passed:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/29/ny...=1&oref=slogin

    We may even need liability insurance to take a picture!

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    "Cameras don't kill people, people kill people." Or "they will have to pry my Brownie from my cold dead fingers."

    Opps! Different kind of shooting.
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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    Show me the money.

    And how much will NYC charge for this permit? How long will it take to get a permit?

    Sounds more like revenue enhancement. Interesting that the rules don't apply to amateur photographers, so photographers who shoot alone. Now how are the police to interpret this new law if it passes? That's where the rubber meets the road.
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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Roody View Post
    Photography with large format (or any camera) will be effected if this legislation is passed:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/29/ny...=1&oref=slogin

    We may even need liability insurance to take a picture!
    Well, that's certainly one way to get rid of my tourist dollars. Guess I won't be spending much time in NYC anymore. I've always liked the architecture in Chicago better anyway.

    Bruce Watson

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lockrey View Post
    "Cameras don't kill people, people kill people." Or "they will have to pry my Brownie from my cold dead fingers."

    Opps! Different kind of shooting.
    I would laugh, but the whole situation is sickening. I wonder how much $1 million in liability insurance costs. I guess you will also have to wear a sign on your back that says "Sue Me."

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Calahan View Post
    Show me the money.

    And how much will NYC charge for this permit? How long will it take to get a permit?

    Sounds more like revenue enhancement.
    The artcile says: "The permits would be free and applications could be obtained online, Ms. Cho said. The draft rules say the office could take up to 30 days to issue a permit, but Ms. Cho said she expected that most would be issued within 24 hours."

    So, it's not even the money, it's the power trip. At least it is consistent with the general direction of the country.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Calahan View Post
    Interesting that the rules don't apply to amateur photographers, so photographers who shoot alone. Now how are the police to interpret this new law if it passes? That's where the rubber meets the road.
    Police interpreting the law? Now that's the scary thought. They are supposed to enforce the law, and when they start interpreting it, you know that at least some checks and balances have been broken.

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    The article suggests the permit will be free, like the current tripod permit, which usually takes a day to get. I think they used to require liability insurance, and then they removed that requirement in the current version.

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    These rules don't go nearly far enough in my opinion. I tried to get a clause added to make it obligatory that all photographers and film crews had to provide free refreshments for local residents, particularly those living near Times Square.

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    Heh. There should also be a $150 surcharge for every production assistant with an attitude problem.

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    Re: New Rules for NYC Photography

    Another reason to not go to NY.

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