Archive for the 'photography' Category

Daily Mail and Sun accused of contempt over online photos – The Guardian

“Attorney general argues pictures of murder trial defendant ‘posing with a gun’ created risk of prejudice in court case.”

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nativity photos not against law, says data watchdog – BBC News

“Parents should be free to photograph their children in nativity plays, the Information Commissioner has said.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Owning your image – BBC Law in Action

“Joshua Rozenberg investigates how the police, the courts and those responsible for protecting personal data strike a balance between the need to safeguard civil liberties and the police’s responsibility to prevent crime. Are there enough safeguards to protect the public from being unfairly linked with criminals? Is maintaining public order being used as an excuse to engineer a surveillance society? Or are the authorities simply taking the minimum steps to ensure a determined and well-organised minority of protesters bent on disruption do not wreck the lives of the law-abiding majority?”

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BBC Law in Action, 8th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

City of London security guards told to report ‘suspicious’ photographers – The Guardian

“More than 5,000 security guards in London’s financial district have been instructed by police to report people taking photographs, recording footage or even making sketches near buildings, the Guardian has learned. City of London police’s previously unseen advice singles out people who may appear to be ‘legitimate tourists’ to prevent reconnaissance by al-Qaida. The document, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, helps explain a number of recent cases in which photographers have been stopped and searched by police using section 44 of the Terrorism Act, after first being approached by security guards.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Photographer films his own ‘anti-terror’ arrest – The Guardian

“Police questioned an amateur photographer under anti-terrorist legislation and later arrested him, claiming pictures he was taking in a Lancashire town were ‘suspicious’ and constituted ‘antisocial behaviour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kate Middleton launches legal action against photographer – The Guardian

“Kate Middleton is pursuing legal action against a photographer who took pictures of her on Christmas Day, a month after the Queen warned the media over publication of paparazzi photographs of the royals.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘should have reason to stop pictures being taken’ – The Independent

“Police officers should not use counter-terrorism laws to stop people taking photographs in public, a senior officer insisted yesterday.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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