Cellphone Camera Recording of Police Officers

BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY  |  CMLP Urges First Circuit to Safeguard First Amendment Rights in Case Involving Cellphone Camera Recording of Police Officers  |  February 11, 2011  |  “The Citizen Media Law Project (‘CMLP’) submitted an amicus curiae brief (PDF) last week to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in a case involving a lawyer who was arrested for using his cellphone camera to record on-duty police officers on Boston Common. Joined by a broad amicus coalition that included Dow Jones & Company, Inc., GateHouse Media, Inc., Globe Newspaper Company, Inc., The Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, Metro Corp., NBC Universal, Inc., New England Newspaper and Press Association, Inc., The New York Times Company, Newspapers of New England, Inc., the Online News Association, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, CMLP urged the court to affirm the First Amendment right to gather news in public places….”  [more]

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