Jul. 10th, 2009

joreth: (Misty in Box)
http://www.nypost.com/seven/07102009/news/regionalnews/biff__wham__pow__178573.htm

I'm not sure how I feel about this.  On the one hand, hah! Batman and Superman get arrested in NY! 

On the other hand, dude, a "performance license" just to walk around in costume?  What, exactly, constitutes a "costume"?  It's pretty clear that Batman and Superman do, but why didn't the Statue of Liberty get harassed or handcuffed?  And why a "performance" license if you're not "performing"?  What constitutes "performing"?

These are the problems with micromanaging and over-regulating people's personal lives.  I could almost see the city getting involved if they were taking money (because the government always has to have its cut) or if they were enforcing copyright laws (but since these costumes can be sold for Halloween, I'm not sure how that would work either).  But a performance license just for walking around in public in a costume?  WTF?

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