Innocent photographer or terrorist?

Just found this on the BBC website if you are into photography you can go and sign the petition but asking for the PM to clarify the laws is not a good idea in my opinion. It is open invitation to put laws into place when they are not needed.

Its paranoia that if you have a camera you are a terrorist or up to no good and a culture of fear has been built up deliberately. There is no law saying you are allowed to take pictures in a public place, there is no law saying you can’t either; its considered a right

Misplaced fears about terror, privacy and child protection are preventing amateur photographers from enjoying their hobby, say campaigners.

Phil Smith thought ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean turning on the Christmas lights in Ipswich would make a good snap for his collection.

The 49-year-old started by firing off a few shots of the warm-up act on stage. But before the main attraction showed up, Mr Smith was challenged by a police officer who asked if he had a licence for the camera.

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3 thoughts on “Innocent photographer or terrorist?

  1. Thanks for the shout, I’ve just had a call from a BBC chap wanting me to get down to London for the Breakfast show tomorrow morning, but I’m afraid it’s all rather short notice.

  2. Interesting article. So were the comments posted afterwards. It sounds like the Berlin wall has been rebuilt and Britain now finds itself the New Western Bloc.

  3. Yeah, I totally agree about it not being a good idea to “clarify the laws”… that could simply open the door for the introduction of yet more legislation that will prove to be ever more restrictive.

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