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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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The Orphan Works Bill

You’ll notice that I’ve made two changes over the past couple of days regarding copyright marking and my privacy settings at Flickr. Firstly, all images which I post from now on will contain a visual copyright notice and a copyright definition in the (hidden) IPTC annotations. Secondly, no-one can download any of my photos from Flickr in higher resolution any more.

Photography in the Swiss railway network

Written confirmation from the media relations team of the SBB/CFF/FFS that photography for private use in their railway stations is allowed and does not require a permit.

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.

Facebook: The Empire Steps Back

At the beginning of February, community website Facebook took advantage of the ubiquitous ability to change, modify, add, or delete portions of Terms of Use at any time without further notice, to amend a clause relating to user content.

Security threat

Not a great photo, but I’m posting it in order to wind up a security guard and highlight the photographic policy in the Wellgate shopping centre in Dundee. Moments after taking this, I was accosted and asked what I was doing. This photo is dangerous material, as I could’ve been taking this shot of the… (Read More)