Mark Ecko will bring a class action lawsuit against the City of New York for its overarching graffiti law that criminalizes the possession and bans the purchase of indelible markers or spray paint to anyone under 21. That means that art students, apprentices, and ad agency interns are not allowed to carry markers or they could face arrest. The NYCLU issued a statement that sums up the argument nicely:

“Suppose that in an effort to deter the creation of constitutionally protected pornography, the government were to make the possession of a video camera unlawful…”

Agreed. Although it would mean allot less crap on youtube.



Mark Ecko will bring a class action lawsuit against the City of New York for its overarching graffiti law that criminalizes the possession and bans the purchase of indelible markers or spray paint to anyone under 21. That means that art students, apprentices, and ad agency interns are not allowed to carry markers or they could face arrest. The NYCLU issued a statement that sums up the argument nicely:

“Suppose that in an effort to deter the creation of constitutionally protected pornography, the government were to make the possession of a video camera unlawful…”

Agreed. Although it would mean allot less crap on youtube.