is this broadcast censorship?

Daniel Billings
Sun Oct 24 20:40:06 EDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Laurence" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: is this broadcast censorship?

>> All I've heard is that bar owners have agreed not to permit live shots
> from inside their establishments, something they certainly have the right 
> to do.

I think that's right.  I can't see how the Mayor could change the 
regulations imposed on bars overnight by executive order.  Maybe he has some 
kind of emergency authority but I think the city would be on pretty weak 
ground if they tried to take a license based on a camera being present in a 
bar.  I think the bar owners wanted to cooperate and worked with the city on 
a compromise.

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