Use a standard Nokia ringtone and your fine is doubled

August 17, 2002

Hush-Hush Hooray, Says NYC

In what would be the first such ban in any U.S. city, New York City Councilman Philip Reed recently proposed legislation that prohibits the use of mobile phones in "places of public performance," such as movie theaters, art galleries and libraries. The bill makes an exception for emergency phone calls, but punishes people who infringe on the law with a $50 fine

First they came for the cigarette smokers, and I did not speak out because I was not a smoker. Then they came for the cell phone users...

Did Bloomberg unearth a pile of unimplemented Guiliani ideas on his desk?

Posted by Andrew Raff at August 17, 2002 01:34 PM
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