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March 15, 2007

14 Links Explaining Photography Is Not A Crime


With increasing frequency photographers are getting harassed by security guards and police officers for no reason. To make matters worse, there are lots of misconceptions about the laws limiting photography and photographers, surprisingly even among law enforcement. But for the most part, if you can see it, you can take pictures of it.

Learn your rights before you start taking pictures around town:

  1. US Photographer's Rights Card
  2. US Photographers Guide to Privacy
  3. 9 Ways to avoid invasion of US privacy laws
  4. State by State Summaries of US privacy laws impacting photographers
  5. If you can see it, you can shoot it (US)
  6. JPG Magazine: Photography is Not a Crime (US)
  7. Photography Is Not A Crime - Your Rights (US)
  8. Is Your Photography A Crime? (US)
  9. photojunkie's Photographer's Rights (Canada)
  10. Canadian Photographer's Rights
  11. UK Photographer's Rights
  12. Australia Photographers Rights
  13. Photographers Rights, General Privacy, and Copyright in Australia.
  14. Photography in Public Places in New Zealand

If you should ever have a run in with law enforcement while taking pictures you should always comply with their directions even if you know they're wrong, otherwise you could be charged with obstruction or failure to comply with Failure to comply with an order of a police officer. Afterwards, you should consult an attorney.

I'm not a lawyer, so I cannot give legal advice. If you should have any questions please consult a licensed attorney.

Posted in Photography by usrbingeek at 2007-03-15 15:00 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink



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