NYC Tackles Cell Phone Etiquette With Laws

from the it's-illegal-to-be-obnoxious dept

Of all places, I think most people would assume that New York City would be one of the last places in the world to outlaw any type of obnoxious behavior. However, they're looking at a proposed law that would fine people for using mobile phones (or letting it ring) at a performance. While I do hate it when people can't figure out how to turn their ringer off, legislating obnoxious behavior might be going a bit too far. I wonder if that means any of the various performances of symphanies using cell phones would require a special exemption permit...
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 31 Oct 2002 @ 2:52pm

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    Ah, but as it now exists, management doesn't have the right to do anything about it.
    They can toss a patron for smoking in no smoking areas, but not for using cell phones.
    Most don't try and those who do get ignored, or worse, threatened (legally, not physically).
    Unfortunately many of the abusers are well-heeled with LLBs and JDSs being among the worst offenders. Welcome to the Big Apple.

    (BTW, for future reference, should sarcasm be in Italic, boldface or what?

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