Selfie Stick Bans, Trouble in South Korea, Italy, New York

Selfie Stick Bans, Trouble in South Korea, Italy, New York

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selfie stick ban News of more selfie stick bans have made the front page of the "am NEW YORK" this morning, this time at select museums across the metropolitan area.

"They can't pay attention when they're taking these selfies, and we have balconies and open water that can be very dangerous."

- SREE SREENIVASAN, Chief Digital Officer Metropolitan Museum of Art

In fact, the Brooklyn Museum which allows non-flash photography has a ban on selfies all together. Other museums with some for selfie bans or selfie shunning  include

  • The Guggenheim
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio

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It seems New York museums are trying to take preemptive action to protect their art, though vocally they are spinning the bans as a safety precaution for patrons; both are probably true. If you remember last year at the Milan Art Museum, a Greco-Roman statue lost its leg as a guest attempted to sit on the statues lap to take a selfie. Granted they did "sit on the statues lap".

South Korean Government's 'Selfie Stick' Crackdown

In December of 2014 the South Korean government began cracking down on certain types of selfie sticks. It was found that the bluetooth communication on some selfie sticks used to trigger the shutter could interfere with industrial, medical, and scientific machinery. Retailers selling or importing selfie stick must have certification by the South Korean government, ensuring the selfie sticks did not exceed the standard bluetooth operating frequency of 2.4Hz.

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