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No to aerial ads in Oahu skies


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2014

~~<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it best, in upholding Honolulu's ban on aerial advertising in 2006: &quot;Few things can damage the distinctive character of a scenic view faster than a large moving sign pulled through the center of the field of that vision.&quot;</p>
<p>The court ruled against an anti-abortion crusader that hired small planes to tow banners depicting aborted fetuses, a display intended to shock the senses and capture the attention of Japanese tourists, especially, on the Waikiki beaches below. In doing so, the court recognized that Oahu's strict regulations against outdoor signs and advertising in general, and aerial advertising in particular, protect the visual landscape, and therefore the economic well-being of a state dependent on tourists attracted to the islands' natural beauty.</p>
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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it best, in upholding Honolulu's ban on aerial advertising in 2006: "Few things can damage the distinctive character of a scenic view faster than a large moving sign pulled through the center of the field of that vision."

The court ruled against an anti-abortion crusader that hired small planes to tow banners depicting aborted fetuses, a display intended to shock the senses and capture the attention of Japanese tourists, especially, on the Waikiki beaches below. In doing so, the court recognized that Oahu's strict regulations against outdoor signs and advertising in general, and aerial advertising in particular, protect the visual landscape, and therefore the economic well-being of a state dependent on tourists attracted to the islands' natural beauty. Login for more...



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