Want to take a picture in a public Chicago park? Sorry it’s copyrighted

New (sub)Urbanism: The Copyrighting of Public Space So apparently the City of Chicago doesn’t think you should be allowed to take photos of a giant piece of public art, The Bean, in one of their outdoor parks. We heard about Paris trying to protect the Eiffel Tower from those pesky photographers, but this is ridiculous. Maybe San Francisco should copyright the Golden Gate Bridge next.

Public art is just that and ought to be freely photographed by anyone at any time.