NYPD Times Square copyright communications

Parker Higgins filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
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Est. Completion Jan. 27, 2016
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From: Parker Higgins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Communications and/oror records of communications from January 1, 2012 to August 28, 2015 between the New York City Police Department and representatives of Disney, Marvel, The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, Sanrio, Viacom, Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm, or Nintendo of America, pertaining to or addressing the use of costumed characters in or around Times Square. Such communications, in the form of encouragement to Disney and Marvel to initiate copyright litigation, have been acknowledged by the NYPD to CNN in an August 28 story titled, "NYPD to Disney and Marvel: Get Minnie Mouse and Spider Man out of Times Square" (URL: http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/28/news/companies/nypd-disney-marvel/index.html)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Parker Higgins

From: New York City Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 1, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: New York City Police Department

A no responsive documents response.