We all need to act now to fight these proposed regulations which will place absurd restrictions on the freedom to photograph in New York City's public spaces.
This affects not only professional photographers but the First Amendment rights of anyone with a camera to spontaneously document what happens on the streets of this city.
Due to pressure from advocacy groups, the Mayor's Office has agreed to extend the period that it will allow public commentary until August 3rd.
Picture New York has initiated an online petition opposing the new rules, which over 12,000 indidivuals have signed so far. The petition is closing on August 3rd. Please take a moment to sign if you have not already done so.
Link to the petition: http://www.pictureny.org/petition/i
You can also voice your concerns directly to:
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
New York, NY 10019
Thanks for your attention and please continue to spread the word about this important matter!
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