Australian photographer charged with “disorderly behavior causing offense” for street photography The last few years have seen many photographers in the United States run into police trouble for photographing the wrong building or place, but generally street photography of people has remained free of hassle. But in Australia, a photographer has just been convicted of “disorderly behavior causing offense” for legally photographing someone in public, … Continue reading Australian photographer charged with “disorderly behavior causing offense”
#photography seems to be under constant attack these days and at least the Metro News has some advice… Many heavy-handed security staff don't appear to understand the law when it comes to citizen photography. Trouble is, neither do the photographers. As the Olympic Games draw near, cameramen of all kinds say they are becoming the targets of excessive security and frequently laughable measures. Metro investigates. … Continue reading Photographers Should Know Their Rights
Fotdmike, has put up an interesting article about the current new law on photography which sums it all up rather well in showing its short comings and how easy it could be to fall foul of a ridiculous new law. We’ re all up in arms about it As from Monday last, 16th February, a new bit of legislation came into effect… Section 76 of … Continue reading New Photography Challanges!
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