New Forest Service Directive on Still Photos Worries Reporters, First Amendment Activists

By Conor Risch

Proposed changes to United States Forest Service rules for photographers and videographers have some first amendment groups concerned that journalists would be required to obtain permits and pay up to $1,500 in fees to photograph within national park boundaries, according to a report by The Oregonian.

The Oregonian quotes first amendment groups and politicians who are expressing concern about a vaguely worded directive, which could be interpreted to require special permits for all uses other than breaking news situations. Other news situations would appear to require a permit, The Oregonian says.

According to current land use requirements, special …read more

Via: PDN Pulse


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