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Neil Wharton Mar 14, 2007 8:05 AM

The UK Government is about to propose restrictions on photography in
public places which could make street photography and documentary
photography against the law. There is a petition on the Downing Street
website against the Government's proposals to restrict the use of
photography in public areas. Please sign the petition now and forward
this to everyone else that may want to sign.

You can access the petition here ...
petitions.pm.gov.uk/Photography/


Neil......


:mad:

rjseeney Mar 14, 2007 9:22 AM

Relax;). This is another example of the internet running wild and out of control. This rumor has been circulating for several weeks now, and is not true. No such bill exists or is being proposed. The photographer who started this petition even says so on his own website, http://www.phooto.co.uk/rights.shtml The website this petition is posted on is known as a place where fringe groups post and promote their "beliefs", and is not really taken seriously by anyone (let alone any government). Even if this bill were true, this petition would have about zero impact on its passage. It is getting tougher and tougher to use your camera in certain places, but a law banning the public use of cameras wouldbe difficult to pass and would be unenforceable if it did.

So relax, the world has not gone completely insane:-)

Imacer Mar 15, 2007 5:08 PM

That's pretty sad. Best wishes and good luck.


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