Photography ban

As we become more and more paranoid about terrorist attacks the government seeks to propose a new law to BAN PHOTOGRAPHY IN PUBLIC PLACES. This will effectively make street photography illegal. I’m not sure about common land in rural areas. Not sure how they plan to explain this to the millions of foreign tourists who travel to London each year. I suppose we will have to wait to hear the proposals before we find out exactly how ludicrous these plans will be. ID cards (surprise) for photographers is one idea being bandied about. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN!

SIGN THE PETITION TO DOWNING STREET HERE

 

It is our right to be able to photograph in public places. After a quick hunt round the internet I can’t find anyone who thinks this will be a good idea. The New York subway has decided NOT to ban photography on its trains and platforms. This issue is discussed by Simon Wheatley with a lot more insight than me over at the Magnum Blog

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~ by peterdarch on March 5, 2007.

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