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    Rough times ahead for photographers - are we criminals?

    http://www.adressa.no/forbruker/digi...cle9585085.ece

    An interesting article about the police in USA which was heavily fined after deleting a cell-phone video on a mobile phone of someone filming them arresting someone.

    The article also states that if you take a photo in Hungary (the country), you need to have a permission obtained from EVERYONE in your frame before you take the photo.

    That would nearly be impossible - is photography going to be a criminal offense around the world?

    US version: http://www.diyphotography.net/baltim...-phone-videos/
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    As part of the new policy, all officers going through training will be taught that they can never tell you to stop recording as long as you’re somewhere where you have a right to be and no officer can confiscate your phone just because you have video that they don’t want you to see.
    But isn't this ok then...?

    It's much worse that the USA is a place where someone can patent the olive green flightsuit, and then sue Gen. (ret.) Chuck Yeager millions of dollars for wearing one....
    (A very short version of what's going on at FB if you click into the generals account).

    Back to topic:
    The world need photographers who show us what happens in different areas. Conflict and war photographers are very important, for documenting what crazy people are doing.
    It's rather frightening then that the world are more interested in what nickers (if any) Paris Hilton is wearing when stepping out of a car, than seeing pictures from any conflict or misdoing to fellow human beings from wherever.

    If photography becomes a criminal offense, I would go out and buy myself yet another camera and take as many documentary pictures as I possibly can do and sell'em to papers and magazines all over.

    "permission from everyone in a picture" and "photography a criminal offense"...., are they idiots????

    Yes, I would gladly do jail time for a free photography. It's a limit to what idiots out there can prohibit or band without us standing up for what we belive in!

    Or have I in any sence misunderstood a couple of things here?


    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      The scary is that the world has come to this - after decades of evolution we are at the point where the world's nations are thinking about making it illegal.

      My father was out driving in the port a few days ago, and took a photo of the new Clarion hotel in the port (from a distance).... suddenly, a security guard showed up out of nowhere and requested him to delete the image immediately! The security guard was standing at the buildings corner looking at some window cleaners.... and he (the guard) sighted laws of privacy issues, and that it was illegal to take pictures of him (people) without their permission.

      My father did not delete the image.

      Thinking about the upcoming May 17th with hundreds of thousands out on the streets and in processions - should it be illegal to take a photo of the procession?

      Is there a difference between press photographers and amateurs/private persons?

      Should we contact EVERYONE in the procession to ask them if it's OK to take a photo?

      Certainly an impossible task!
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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