You may have seen the dashcam footage of the Arkansas State Police trooper flipping the pregnant woman’s car over a traffic stop. The main video which was making the viral rounds was on the Lackluster channel. Well, a TV news station issued a takedown notice to Youtube, alleging ownership of the footage. The problem is, however, that Lackluster obtained it directly from the Arkansas State Police. As a result, his video was pulled and kept down for about 4 days. This killed the virility of the video, deprived the channel of valuable revenue, and was totally unfounded. Here’s the info….
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you need to google 41 CFR Part 102-74.420. That is the actual federal regulation from which poster seven is derived. Poster 7 is confusing and written poorly with lousy grammar and can be interpreted by police as allowing the janitor or a clerk to be any “other authorized official” to prohibit photography.
The actual text of the regulation is much more clear re: photography for news purposes.
Here’s the actual, lawful text :
41 CFR Appendix to Part 102-74 – Rules and Regulations Governing Conduct on Federal Property
Photographs for News, Advertising, or Commercial Purposes (41 CFR 102-74.420). Except where security regulations, rules, orders, or directives apply or a Federal court order or rule prohibits it, persons entering in or on Federal property may take photographs of –
(a) Space occupied by a tenant agency for non-commercial purposes only with the permission of the occupying agency concerned;
(b) Space occupied by a tenant agency for commercial purposes only with written permission of an authorized official of the occupying agency concerned; and
(c) Building entrances, lobbies, foyers, corridors, or auditoriums for news purposes.