Re: Photography restrictions in London

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Chris H, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message <>, savvo
    <> writes
    >On 2008-06-25, Alfred Molon <> wrote:
    >> What restrictions are there for photography in public places in London?

    >
    >None.

    Yes there are...
    Government Prohibited Places. You can't photograph some places even from
    the public spaces but there are very few of these.

    Trafalgar Square God know why. Can anyone shed any light in why this is
    the case.

    >But there are plenty of hysterical, zealous police officers,
    >pretend-police PCSOs and 'concerned' citizens who are convinced by the
    >government and press that anyone with a camera is a terrorist
    >kiddy-fiddler.


    What absolute CRAP the police and PCSO' are careful, fair polite and
    fully understand the law. See these two examples......

    http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/240907_uk_filming_police_offence.html

    http://current.com/items/88856223_you_can_t_picture_this

    >If you're white you might get away with only the forty-eight days
    >detention without charge.


    Might be cost effective. They have to pay compensation.

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    Chris H, Jun 27, 2008
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  2. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message <>, savvo
    <> writes
    >On 2008-06-27, Chris H <> wrote:
    >> In message <>, savvo
    >><> writes
    >>>On 2008-06-25, Alfred Molon <> wrote:
    >>>> What restrictions are there for photography in public places in London?
    >>>
    >>>None.

    >> Yes there are...
    >> Government Prohibited Places. You can't photograph some places even from
    >> the public spaces but there are very few of these.


    Few Restricted government places that is There are plenty of public
    spaces

    >>>But there are plenty of hysterical, zealous police officers,
    >>>pretend-police PCSOs and 'concerned' citizens who are convinced by the
    >>>government and press that anyone with a camera is a terrorist
    >>>kiddy-fiddler.

    >>
    >> What absolute CRAP the police and PCSO' are careful, fair polite and
    >> fully understand the law. See these two examples......

    >
    >Have you not been watching? I see your links and raise you


    One of your links is one of my links I was being sarcastic. Clearly you
    did not watch either link I posted.

    One was the police behaving in a similar manner to the PCSO in the other
    clip which you re quoted here.

    >And, just to show I don't have the monopoly on CRAP here's one of your
    >fair, polite, well-informed PCSOs who was too stupid to modify his
    >behaviour despite the camera pointed at him.
    ><http://current.com/items/88856223_you_can_t_picture_this?xid=55>


    I think the Police one is better...

    http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/240907_uk_filming_police_offence.html

    Perhaps you should have looked at them before replying?
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    Chris H, Jun 27, 2008
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  3. savvo wrote:
    []
    > <http://current.com/items/88856223_you_can_t_picture_this?xid=55>


    Beware - loud music on this site.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jun 28, 2008
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  4. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message <>, savvo
    <> writes
    >On 2008-06-27, Chris H <> wrote:
    >>
    >> Perhaps you should have looked at them before replying?

    >
    >Perhaps you shouldn't yell "CRAP" at people then expect them to treat you
    >with respect?


    You sound American..... no understanding of irony or sarcasm and not
    reading posts before replying...


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    Chris H, Jun 29, 2008
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  5. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message <>, savvo
    <> writes
    >On 2008-06-27, Chris H <> wrote:
    >>>On 2008-06-25, Alfred Molon <> wrote:
    >>>> What restrictions are there for photography in public places in London?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Trafalgar Square God know why. Can anyone shed any light in why this is
    >> the case.
    >>

    >
    >So I finally got around to looking this up. Turns out that this too is
    >crap.
    >
    ><http://www.london.gov.uk/trafalgarsquare/manage/guidelines_filming.jsp>
    >
    >A licence is required, and fee payable, for _organized_ photoshoots,
    >photocalls and filming.
    >
    >No restriction on individuals taking photographs.
    >

    Thanks for the info.
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    Chris H, Jul 1, 2008
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