Tagged: First Amendment to the United States Constitution

USFS charges high fees for pressing red video button on your camera

Here is a link to the actual US Forest Service “Interim Directive” (ID). The USFS is proposing that this ID be made permanent. Please read the actual text for yourself: http://www.fs.fed.us/specialuses/documents/InterimFilmingQAimprovedjune10.pdf In summary, it says that: you do not need a permit for any still photography including commercial still photography as long as you do not use actors, models and props, or locations normally unavailable to the public. If you use...

Courts ruling that video recording police in public is legal

It is hard to believe, in this YouTube age, that taking video of people in public could be a crime. But the police are serious about not wanting to be recorded — and they have been making arrests to prove it. via Adam Cohen: Is Videotaping Police a First Amendment Right? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com. A U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston, a Court of Appeals in Chicago, and a...