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Freedom to take photos in public places under attack

The freedom to take photos in public places is under attack. Until now, in most countries in Europe you were safe to take and publish photographs that are taken from public ground: a law called “Freedom of Panorama”. When you’re on holiday, you can take a photo from the London Eye and share it with your friends on Facebook.… (Read More)

When stealing photos isn’t stealing photos

When is unauthorized use of a photograph not a breach of copyright? When the photo is too banal to be protected. So says the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Police revise public guidance over street photography laws

London’s Metropolitan Police has changed its public guidance on photography to reflect concerns raised by the National Union of Journalists.

It’s only a picture

As a photographer who travels a little and who likes to take photographs on the street of scenes and people interacting, I am fascinated by the huge amount of fuss which is being caused by the introduction of “Street View” – a photographic representation within the Google Earth interface – in the U.K.