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ERIC Number: ED218678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
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Shuttered Shutters: The Photographic Statutes and Their Faithful Companion, 18 USC 1382--An Examination of Photographic Access to Military Areas.
Dykhouse, Caroline Dow
The United States federal government, through a combination of statutes and regulations, has imposed restrictions on the activities of photojournalists that are not equally applicable to those of their print colleagues. For example, two statutes of the United States Code prohibit the photographing of defense installations and military equipment and one statute bans photographs from closed military posts. Even though some of the stronger provisions of the statutes have lapsed, they are still used as the basis of some military regulations, and photographers must still gain the permission of the commanding officer of a military site before using cameras. Congress should reexamine these regulations for their prior restraint effects to determine if they are unnecessarily vague on the question of intent and to clarify the definition of the term "publication" as it is used in the statutes in order to determine if this definition violates the First Amendment. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A