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Old Feb 21, 2007, 2:00 PM   #1
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Looks like the UK governments really lost the plot and now wants to restrict photography in public places and theres a petition online to protest against this proposed new law.

If your in the UK sign the petition stop this new law from ever beign passed.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Photography/

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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What?!?!! Ridiculous! Good luck with that one... I'll keep following it. Gotta love lawmakers... with all that's going on in the world, this is what they come up with? At least ours isn't the only government that's flat out dumb.
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 9:18 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, in the UK it seems common sense often loses the battle against political correctness and fearmongering. :shock:

Thanks Harj, got my signature!
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 3:18 PM   #4
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Hi Nick

Good to hear from you mate! So how are things on the East coat of the pond ? I was shocked when I saw the petition but then again they love to make crap ideas into law over here, so looks like both administrations are related! The people they need to stop are those that are abusing their camera phones (theres been many cases of those and bet mainly politicians as well) and not photographers that capture that special moment. If such a stupid law comes through we can kiss goodbye to candid street photography like these from Elliot Erwitt -:





Suze, no problems we just need to stop these bunch of loons before they pass it in parliament.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 4:12 PM   #5
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I did not realize that the UK was a communist country ??
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 4:37 PM   #6
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LOL - and then to think that they just removed this law in Saoudi Arabia because it was bad for tourism - they only ask not to take to many pictures of the women.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 4:54 PM   #7
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There is no law going through parliament to restrict photography in the UK.

See the statement by the guy organising the petition

http://phooto.co.uk/rights.shtml
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I have NOT said that a bill is in preparation, or that legislation is being prepared ....
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although there is no bill in the offing, it is vitally important that politicians such as Mr Livingston are fully aware of the basic rights UK citizens have, and that changes to restrict our use of cameras would require very fundamental changes in UK law.
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