I have a question that I hope someone on here can answer. Last week I was downtown taking shots on my lunch break. As I was walking by one office building I stopped to get a cool refelction shot on the building. A security guard stopped me and said no pictures. I said "are you sure about that" (now understand at the time I was on a public sidewalk) so we went in to talk to his manager. His manager told me that no pictures are allowed of the building or the signage". The picture wasnt worth getting into a pissing match over so I simply smiled and said "okay" and left.
Now I know i was in the right seeing as I was on public property since a buildings property line downtown is behind the sidewalk, but I cant prove it so thats why I didnt argue. Does anybody know where you can find a federal or even a state law that covers the rights. I have tried googling but havent come up with anything concrete other than discussions about the subject or some articles written about, but not one direct link to a code in the law that covers it.
And dont mention the "photographers bill of rights" that's no better than heresay. I want something to hand the guy that has actual weight (i.e. law)and let their lawyers determine that they cant restrict activities on public property.
So has anybody ever found the elusive point of law that you can point someone to?
Thanks for any help....