NYC Shoot-Out for Freedom

I just received the following email, regarding a demonstration tomorrow in Union Square against the insane anti-photography legislation working its way through Silly Council:

COME TO AN NYC SHOOT-OUT FOR FREEDOM
AT UNION SQUARE
FORWARD THIS EMAIL

THURS Aug 2nd 1130 AM till 2 PM
 BRING A CAMERA – TAKE PHOTOS –  FORWARD THIS EMAIL
Photographers, filmmakers, local residents, and tourists face
serious restrictions by the NYC Mayor’s Office proposed law.
 The City plans to enact legislation THIS Friday.  The NEW LAW will require
any group of two
or more people who want to use a CAMERA (still or moving) in any public
location
to have a permit and proof of a one million dollar liability insurance
policy.
 FORWARD THIS EMAIL
THE SOUL OF NYC HAS ALWAYS BEEN ILLUMINATED BY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
DON’T STAND IDLY BY AND WATCH “THE DYING OF THE LIGHT”
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR.
Come on. Bring a camera and your lunch to UNION SQUARE Thurs Aug 2nd 1130
till 2 PM
 Robert Frank William Klein  Diane Arbus Garry Winogrand Joel Meyerowitz
Thomas Struth Roy Colmer William Gedney David Beckerman Jeff Spirer Weegee
Andre Kertesz Alfred Stieglitz . . . FORWARD THIS EMAIL COME ON
Organized by :
the Ad Hoc Task Force Against Really Bad Ideas Rules and Regulations
in association with
freedom loving people like you and me
to volunteer or get info 212 367 7701  adhoc@thenowcorporation.com
just show up with a camera and start shooting. thanks.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL

I love the “Ad Hoc Task Force Against Really Bad Ideas Rules and Regulations.” Of course, the name is somewhat redundant, as I’ve yet to come across the Really Good Rules and Regulations, at least in the public sector.

2 comments for “NYC Shoot-Out for Freedom

  1. lifecreativitycoach
    August 4, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I don’t think anyone should have to have a permit to take photos of NYC. I would come but I just started a new job.

    Terri

  2. E2
    August 2, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    perhaps they also view no rules as “good” and categorize all rules as either:

    bad or really bad

    and they just focus on the really bad ones.

    just a thought.

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