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Have You Ever Been Stopped By The Police

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#1 mikegc



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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:27 AM

Intresting story on this site about your rights to take picture's in public http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/7351252.stm. This is the link for the petition http://petitions.pm....photographylaw/

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:45 AM

Chris Cheeseman from Amateur Photographer magazine was interviewed about this on BBC Breakfast this morning, along with an amateur photographer called Jon Kelly who was stopped by a CSO in Blackpool.
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

Very interesting this one, terrorists would surley try and cover up taking photographs so they didn't get questioned - they'd have to be pretty stupid to stand in the middle of the street with an slr + 200mm lens. You have to consider are they really bothered about the quality of the pictures?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:20 PM

Good luck on the petition, guys. Too bad this sort of thing happens, but it's a growing problem.

Here's a pretty interesting Flickr group that discusses this sort of thing a lot: http://www.flickr.co...morefreephotos/


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

To quote """There are forms that a few photographers have put together forms, (which every keen photographer should carry at all times in their bag), explaining what police can and cannot do under the Prevention of Terrorism rules. Liberty also has helped with what procedures you should follow if stopped.
Andrew Cook, Ipswich"""

does anybody have any further info on this please ?

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 01:45 AM

I've not been stopped by the police before, although I have been removed from a theme park for carrying a tripod! They refused to believe I was an amateur photographer and not the press!

Things are getting crazy though, it will soon get to the point where we have to fill out forms and have licenses to use a camera anywhere!
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:41 PM

this is the kind of thing where common sense should prevail. now there seems to be a need for EVERYTHING to have rules.

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