UK minister aims to reassure photographers: Digital Photography Review

The UK Policing and Crime Minister has reasserted that anti-terrorism should not be used to stop photographers and photojournalists. In a meeting with a Parliamentary photography group and journalists, David Hanson MP said the Sections 44 and 58A of the 2000 Terrorist Act should not be ‘used to stop ordinary people taking photos or to curtail legitimate journalistic activity’. He also said guidance to that effect has been provided to the UK police forces, advising that these powers should not be used to stop innocent members of the public, tourists and journalists.

via UK minister aims to reassure photographers: Digital Photography Review.

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~ by Gary Austin on March 10, 2010.

2 Responses to “UK minister aims to reassure photographers: Digital Photography Review”

  1. How many more times to the coppers on the street need to be issued ‘guidance’ before it actually sinks in? Or are these just empty words, are the police being told behind closed doors to carry on as usual?

    • Hi Mike, I know it’s frustrating to say the least. Personaly I think it is time to send a more direct message, some how. Enough is enough and photography at the moment seems to be the blame for all the threats to the world at the moment.
      I am off to Birmingham tomorrow to do some street photography, they seem friendly there 🙂

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