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Innocent photographer or terrorist?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Drone_pilot, Apr 20, 2008.


  1. Drone_pilot United Kingdom

    Drone_pilot Mi Major General MI.Net Member

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    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.

    After explaining he didn't need one, he was taken down a side-street for a
    formal "stop and search", then asked to delete the photos and ordered not
    take any more. So he slunk home with his camera.

    BBC Read More

    Thought id post this as most of us like to take photographs.
     
  2. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    This law obviously does not apply to the Paparazzi.

    Silky
     
  3. Advisor

    Advisor Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Is this the wave of the future? Oppressive laws & officious bureaucrats justifying any violation of rights because of 'security?' The question is, who, in the long run, will protect the citizen from his government?
     

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