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Street photography petition in UK

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Feb 21, 2007 03:04 |  #1

There are a number of moves promoting the requirement of 'ID' cards to allow photographers to operate in a public place.
It is a fundamental right of a UK citizen to use a camera in a public place, indeed there is no right to privacy when in a public place.
These moves have developed from paranoia and only promote suspicion towards genuine people following their hobby or profession.

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Feb 21, 2007 04:23 |  #2​inboxer/petition/inter​net.htm (external link)

Also, do you know if there's a link to the original story about all of this? I read the papers etc here and haven't heard anything about this. I did a quick look online to see if I could track it down but didn't have much luck.

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Feb 21, 2007 10:24 as a reply to  @ souporman's post |  #3

I'd be interested in the story behind this. Seems impossible.
I have been told by numerous security guards in Sydney "you can't take photo's of any building"
My first thought is "I wonder if they have warned all the Japanese tourists at the airport..."
I assume the UK does like the money tourism generates , are they planning to impose the ID requirement on tourists? If not , UK citizens will have less rights than tourists.

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Feb 21, 2007 15:35 |  #4

Hi All,

If this is all about being able to identify a person who is taking pictures then don't forget, all the Japanese tourists DO have ID, they needed their passport to get into the country.

Some of us neither leave the country nor drive and therefore don't possess any photographic ID (not that we want one necessarily).

This could just be a different angle on the ID card issue.



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Feb 22, 2007 15:46 |  #5

Choderboy wrote in post #2748124 (external link)
I'd be interested in the story behind this. Seems impossible..

If it becomes law like in France you may not get nicked but enough people will make you feel pretty uncomfortable carrying your expensive toy:cry:

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