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Thursday, May 24, 2007

NYC, New York Civil Liberties Union Settle Dispute Over Filmmaker's Detention, Right to Shoot Footage in Public

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the City of New York have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the city's detention of filmmaker Rakesh Sharma in 2005 while he was shooting footage in Manhattan for a documentary. The NYCLU alleged that the action violated his rights; the city has maintained that law enforcement acted reasonably, particularly in the wake of 9/11 tensions. The city has agreed to create written policies to prevent such situations from occurring in the future. Read more here.

Here's a link to the settlement. Here's a link to the proposed rules.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2007/05/new_york_city_n.html

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