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The USA introduced a fee for images wilderness. It may also relate to the amateur photographer

American Forest Management (U.S. Forest Service) is currently finalizing the approval process of charging commercial photography and films that have their origin in wilderness areas. The decision, which is in the United States sharply discussion for four years, would reportedly could fundamentally change the way people think about nature, Inhabitat informs the server. Under certain circumstances, namely the fee could be applied to images, which acquires photographers-amateurs.

USFS is one of the largest managers of forested land in the USA. Together, the Forest Administration in charge of about 193 million acres of land, said the controversial decision to cover 36 million acres of large areas of natural reserves, it recorded as "wilderness" (wilderness). The limited form of pricing regulation applies filmmaking fourth year, but this time it is the ante. In doing so, the genesis of the conflict, which annoyed naturalist, professional filmmakers and photographers, and builds USFS role in moneygrubber is very simple.

In the 3rd 9th 1964 was finally approved in the USA called. Wilderness Act, which poetically defines wilderness areas as places "where nature dominates over the works of man, and man is a guest, a visitor." The negotiations lasted eight years, and the resulting instrument came from more than sixty different designs. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the instrument of approval, said: "Finally, there is a law that preserves the wilderness for the good of the nation. 'One of the basic ideas of wilderness protection is the vision that this area may not be commercially exploited in any way. And that's just it.

Nobody probably not sorry that David Attenborough has when shooting in the wilderness lodge fee $ 1,500. But the current "harder" versions of the fees and the images used commercially. If, with the help of your blog through advertising you earn, and publish it on a photo of someone from the USFS recognizes a piece of my wilderness, there you fine of up to $ 1,000. Amateur photos of course you can take, but you have to give consistent attention to it, if you happen to end in photobank or their popularization and commercialization of care at someone else. Arm of the law would then fell on your head.

Under the current Director of Forest Management, Liz Close, is there anything else happens "before the implementation of the Act of 1964 is not a problem, it's about responsibility. We do not do anything else than that we proceed in accordance with the adopted law. "American lawyers therefore probably waiting for harvest. USFS, for example, stipulated that amateur images of tourists, for example, may appear on the commercial news channels as "illustrative basis" in the context of breaking news (favorite American "breaking news"), but alas journalists who would just accompany your article, royalty-free vacation photos in the wild.

USFS has is the right to decide in which cases it is a commercial use. The fundamental problem sees Committee Chairman of the National Association of journalistic photographers Mickey ÖSTERREICHER especially in very vague formulation Wilderness Act, in respect of one commercial exploitation. "This rule makes virtually no difference between whether it is a snapshot of a commercial character or intelligence. Hard here we come to the first amendment of the Constitution, and the denial of our basic civil liberties. "ÖSTERREICHER As an example the hypothetical situation where the photographer was an amateur recorded violations of the laws of nature conservation rangers themselves in the wild, and that they would then have to submit your images to approval of applications for their publication free of charge.

"Practically so we can get into a situation where the USFS to reject publishing images just because it is exhibited to the public in a false light,"
says ÖSTERREICHER. USFS spokesman Larry Chambers moderates emotions that $ 1500 will be "the upper limit of the charge." How to deal with but wilderness visitors who come into the woods with a camera (without taking photos), or fotících numerous owners of smart phones, but they can not control it yet revealed.

Author: Radomir Dohnal

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