posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by Now_Then
Everyone is subject to the same laws, be they corporations or peons.
Everyone is free to take pictures on public property and Google wasn;t required to blur anyones face on their Streetview. What Google did with regards
to blacking out windows and blurring faces is actually much more than they are required to do.
While we're on the subject, despite common belief, it isn't illegal to film/photograph police. This misconception comes from recent legislation that
makes it a crime to take pictures of any military, law enforcement or civil buildings and personnel that could be used in an act of terrorism.
The onus is on the Police to prove that you intend to use the images for terrorism, which can only be done if you're arrested, charged and taken to
court, so NEVER
surrender your camera to a policeman if he asks you to stop filming or photgraphing.
You are not obliged to and they rely on ignorance of the law (often it's junior PC's who do this and they are as ignorant) to coerce people into
stopping filming them.He might well arrest you, but he'll look the tit when your lawyer comes down to the station...