Link to announcement requesting questions for newly appointed Secretary Jewell hosting her first online chat on Monday, April 22nd at 1:30pm ET.

My question:

Madam Secretary,

In 2008, a new policy was adopted to collect fees for any commercial filming on all lands in your jurisdiction.  In a social media-inundated climate like today's, small business owners and artists are afraid to hit the record button on their phones, small cameras, and cameras they normally shoot still photography with. Under the current policy it is unclear whether or not "commercial use" would include uploading home videos to social media outlets or promoting one's own art. Young people in particular are looking for creative outlets to share their work and connect with our nation's beauty. Would you consider revising the current blanket regulation to exempt avid outdoor enthusiasts like myself in the future?

-Jared Rogers

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