August 29, 2004

National Constitution Center: Photos Verboten!

Words fail me, today.

I took a number of photos during a visit to Philadelphia's generally well done National Constitution Center. Four times, I was told that neither photos, nor videos are allowed. I asked how it was that the National Constitution Center would prohibit photos or videos. A manager was called and told me that:

Some of the materials are copywritten and that flash photography could be harmful to documents. I agreed that most people don't know how to turn off their flash when shooting in AUTO mode, but I've visited many, many places where photography is permitted without a flash (including the Philadelphia Museum of Art).
My better half, Nancy whispered to me that today was not really the day to get "thrown out of the National Constitution Center". Perhaps I should not be so surprised, when I read things like this.
Entrance
Eldred case & Mickey
WI Representatives
CA Representatives
Legal Books
Founding Fathers
Entrance
George Soros
Touch Screen
Woody Guthrie
Linda Chavez
Voting is Power
There's also this: [pre-emptive interrogations - shades of Minority Report]

Posted by James Zellmer at August 29, 2004 3:01 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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