View Full Version : photographs in public places to be banned!!!

20-02-2007, 01:06 AM
Heard the one about Tony's new idea to restrict the taking of photographs in public places?
There is a national petition against this new law- to- be.
Imagine ;
No holiday snaps,
Fewer overseas tourists-
Hoards of Americans and Japanese without cameras
they just won't come here.
Camera manufacturers will close by the dozen.
I can't remember why he's doing it --shall find out tomorrow.
As I said before everyone should READ "1984" (to see where we are heading) before he bans that book too.

20-02-2007, 07:33 AM
I found the e-petition but no article on the subject besides that. It could well be I am using the wrong search terms.

20-02-2007, 11:00 AM
The way they are slapping up CCTV cameras everywhere, we soon wont need cameras ourselves, we can just order pics off the cctv footage under the freedom of information act...:mad:

20-02-2007, 04:00 PM
... if you can afford the solicitors fees to get past the red tape.

20-02-2007, 08:29 PM
Are there any articles about this? I'd like to say I'm shocked, but nothing in this nanny state shocks me any more.

20-02-2007, 09:44 PM
After much searching on Mr Google's site I found:

Petition Information (http://phooto.co.uk/rights.shtml)

20-02-2007, 11:31 PM
This would create a media backlash if there was even a sniff of this becoming law. I think someone has their wires crossed somewhere.

26-03-2014, 01:26 PM
I am so glad this banal idea never reached the House in its full version. Other than the restrictions on photos of children at school events etc and the now numerous CCTVs in our communities items like this would never have been.