Photographers protest in the UK over being treated as terrorists.mp4

3 04 2011

Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK – A brief guide for street photographers. Know your rights when you’re out with your camera. Despite the law being clear on a citizen’s rights to freely take pictures in public places (with a few restrictions) there is growing evidence of the police, police community support officers (PCSOs), security guards and general jobsworths failing to respect the rights of photographers going about their lawful business. For more info on photographers rights, please visit: Special thanks to: In the UK, a new “Counter Terrorism Act” came into force on 16th February 2009. It contains an amendment to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000. This amendment will make it an offence, punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, to publish or elicit information about any police constable “of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”. Furthermore, Schedule 7 of the Bill applies this amendment to internet service providers and web hosting services. This means they will have a legal duty to remove all sites perceived to fall under this offence, and has provisions for use at home and abroad. It is unclear what information will be classed as useful to terrorists, but due to this ambiguous wording, the Bill has implications for bloggers, journalists, photographers, activists and anyone who values freedom of speech. We must show that we won’t
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2 responses

3 04 2011

They think it is OK to film us using CCTV but we cant film to what we want is stupid and pathetic, it is a free world. Why don’t these police do something else with their time ie finding real crimes not photographers

3 04 2011

It’s a tyrannical world.

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