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Originally posted by Merriman Weir
There maybe different laws for this in Scotland than England. I know theregister.co.uk has covered this a few times in the past with similar stories about photographers getting a rough deal regarding taking photos in a public place. I think there is some issue regarding whether people in the photograph are identifiable in some way, although generally taking pictures of public areas is OK.
I could be wrong, but I think some of the stories involved 'enthusiastic' police officers &c who didn't really know the the extent of the law they thought they were 'upholding'.
Originally posted by primamateria
A bit OT but I used to be a big fan of the register.co.uk but noticed lately since the redesign, it is majorly less funny, biting and has started to take more mainstream media conformist views - and there doesn't seem to be comments after stories anymore? It basically sucks now. Have you or anyone else noticed a difference?
Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by blupblup
I love that video, thanks for posting it.
Did my heart good to see that there is still someplace in this world where people can still stand up for their rights without being arrested and more than likely roughed up which is what would have happened to them here in the US.
That this House is concerned to encourage the spread and enjoyment of photography as the most genuine and accessible people’s art; deplores the apparent increase in the number of reported incidents in which the police, police community support officers (PCSOs) or wardens attempt to stop street photography and order the deletion of photographs or the confiscation of cards, cameras or film on various specious ground such as claims that some public buildings are strategic or sensitive, that children and adults can only be photographed with their written permission, that photographs of police and PCSOs are illegal, or that photographs may be used by terrorists; points out that photography in public places and streets is not only enjoyable but perfectly legal; regrets all such efforts to stop, discourage or inhibit amateur photographers taking pictures in public places, many of which are in any case festooned with closed circuit television cameras; and urges the Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers to agree on a photography code for the information of officers on the ground, setting out the public’s right to photograph public places thus allowing photographers to enjoy their hobby without officious interference or unjustified suspicion.