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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby AlanM » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:01 pm

found it
http://media.gn.apc.org/photo/guidelines.html
number 3 covers what I said and actually goes further, stating that a court order is required to seize the media even if they think you have evidence
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby gap74 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:31 pm

Right, 'fess up, who was it...?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 026925.stm

And what's the bets that it turns out to be entirely innocuous (if perhaps ill-advised in these sad times...).
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby busdriver » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:04 pm

gap74 wrote:Right, 'fess up, who was it...?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 026925.stm

And what's the bets that it turns out to be entirely innocuous (if perhaps ill-advised in these sad times...).


Shooting to good for him,, or better still lets organise a lynch mob to around every school and necklace every body who looks suspicious :roll:
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:20 pm

What, was that wrong? Should I not have done that? :o

I was looking at some photos the other day - those ones of the Gorbals in the 50s or early 60s by the, uh, famous photographer of Glasgow whose name I can't remember - including lots of kids playing in the street. It's sad that I can't imagine anybody taking photos like that now, for fear of being branded a paediatrician.
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu May 14, 2009 3:47 pm

I sent an email to Strathclyde Police a few weeks ago to ask them about officers asking members of the public to delete photographs from their cameras. They've phoned back and we had a chat. They say they've not had any complaints about their officers acting in this manner.

I suspect it's probably an English problem and even then, something blown out of proportion by the media.

If anyone's concerned, I have a name and contact number if I need to get back to them.
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby AlanM » Fri May 15, 2009 11:20 am

BrigitDoon wrote:I sent an email to Strathclyde Police a few weeks ago to ask them about officers asking members of the public to delete photographs from their cameras. They've phoned back and we had a chat. They say they've not had any complaints about their officers acting in this manner.

I suspect it's probably an English problem and even then, something blown out of proportion by the media.

If anyone's concerned, I have a name and contact number if I need to get back to them.


tbh the problems I've read about have tended to be with PCSOs getting a bit power mad.

this has probably been shown here before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=RKl2sEN4yNM
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:34 pm

A timely update of the photographers' rights pdf:

http://www.sirimo.co.uk/2009/05/14/uk-p ... rights-v2/
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby dimairt » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:19 pm

I was in St George's Rd subway tonight about 6.50. A gaggle of giggling girls came on to the platform, obviously on a night out, and started to take pics on mobile phones. There was an announcement,"Please note that is illegal to take photographs in the station."
I've posted the photo I took on hearing this crap but have to ask why is it 'illegal?" The SPT website seems to be about filming rather than taking snaps on a night out.
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby Mark N » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:34 pm

On the London Underground, you're not allowed to take photos on station platforms because the flash could temporarily blind the driver of an incoming train, thus a safety risk (albeit small). So possibly the same could apply here too ?
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby gap74 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:58 pm

Illegal? Hogwash, I'd write to SPT and ask them for reference to the legislation under which they claim that.

The whole kit-and-caboodle was the cover story in The Independent last week - contains some handy pointers towards the powers the police actually have:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 34626.html
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby busdriver » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:57 pm

[quote="gap74"]Illegal? Hogwash, I'd write to SPT and ask them for reference to the legislation under which they claim that.

I believe its known as "Its ma hoose and A make the rules a'right??" Legislation covered under local byelaws.

See also: http://www.spt.co.uk/business/filming-at-spt-locations/faqs.aspx
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby dimairt » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:59 pm

Thanks for the comments. I can see the safety angle but these girls were taking pictures of each other not incoming trains.
It's my house.. well their site suggests that it's ok as long as you're paying and this afternoon in Buchanan St a Japanese tourist was taking snaps on the platform without comment from on high.
I think was raised on another thread; I'll have a wee look , shall I?

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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby tobester » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:07 pm

Mark N wrote:On the London Underground, you're not allowed to take photos on station platforms because the flash could temporarily blind the driver of an incoming train, thus a safety risk (albeit small). So possibly the same could apply here too ?


It is the same here too, but then again most of us on here know how to take pictures without using our flashes (i was shouted at enough by old members for doing it ::):)
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby RutlandGizz » Wed May 05, 2010 7:47 pm

Yeah its a funny old world, I went on the Clockwork Orange for the first time tonight - how cute and diddy is that!

Ahem.

Anyway I'm at the far end of the platform and I think - this would be a nice shot, f/2.8 and cam on the floor so the tiles in the foreground all OOF.... then I think, hmmm.... section 45.... do I need the bother?

It is indeed a sad sad world cos Osama and his mates would (one presumes) just use a phone-cam inconspicuous-like. Well, unless they went to the same training camp as that nutter from Times Square....our one saving grace from the present bunch of nutters is they seem to be pretty crap (excepting the ones who arn't crap, obviously... I'll get my coat)
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Re: Taking Photographs - The Legal Perspective

Postby BenCooper » Thu May 06, 2010 7:44 am

I've never had a problem taking pictures in the Subway - sounds like one station announcer with a bee in his bonnet, really...
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