Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Live from City Hall, City Council

Tonight's the first live broadcast of the City Council by LynnCAM, under a reduced, but still rather unique list of restrictions. They'll be able to switch between three fixed position pan/tilt/zoom cameras and add titles from a control room on the floor below. (I think it's great that they are also involving high school interns. They'll learn both civics and video production skills.)

LynnCAM is being restricted in when and how often they can play back the meetings. However, when I use my modest single camera on a tripod in the back of the Council Chamber as a simple citizen, I can post them online within 24-48 hours and leave them up indefinitely.

Due to the varied but significant number of unique hits the videos are receiving, I'm going to continue. Only when LynnCAM can feel safe posting theirs online in the same manner, will I stop. It's my opinion that they can legally post them online now, but I understand the position LynnCAM is in with regards to keeping City Hall happy.

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