Monday, July 09, 2007

"City May Seek Permit and Insurance for Many Kinds of Public Photography"

Another story from over the break: New York City is considering new rules 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 to get a city permit and [$1 million in] insurance. The same requirements would apply to any group of 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."

Glenn Reynolds pronounces it the "dumb idea of the week." Ann Althouse says it's "idiotic."