7 things you should know about the Forest Service's media restrictions in wilderness | OregonLive.com: As we reported, under rules being finalized, a reporter who shot a video or photo on an iPhone in 36 million acres of wilderness would first need to pay for a special permit.
Permits cost up to $1,500, says Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers, and reporters who don't get them could face fines up to $1,000.
First Amendment advocates say the rules ignore press freedoms and are so vague they'd allow the Forest Service to grant permits only to favored reporters shooting videos for positive stories.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7 things you should know about the Forest Service's media restrictions in wilderness | OregonLive.com
And here's another item -- again, thanks to David Paulides -- about fees, permissions and what could happen to you if you take photos in a national forest. Say, don't we pay taxes and things as well as have free speech?