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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, September 30

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It's one of those stories that has been making the rounds: a friend tries to snap a picture of Kapoor's Cloud Gate at Millenium Park, only to be hassled by security. Well, it seems this is actually true; no photography is allowed on the grounds since the supposedly public space falls completely under copyright. How ridiculous is that? Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing refers to this as "the vilest display of human venality I've heard of all day." The Reader recently ran a related piece entitled The Bean Police [Read pages 1, 2, 3]. Obviously, a lot of people are simply ignoring the rule.

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