“Some tourists, amateur photographers, even would-be filmmakers hoping to make it big on YouTube could soon be forced to obtain a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance before taking pictures or filming on city property, including sidewalks.
New rules being considered by the Mayorâ€™s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting 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 insurance.”
I guess the idea would be to never go out shooting with your friends. Never photograph where other people are photographing, never use a tripod, and don’t hang out anywhere longer than 29 minutes.
The upside is that permits to do any of the above will be free! Ah, the inevitability of it all…
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