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Friday 6 February 2009

CCTV is threat to freedom says House of Lords / Jail for photographing police?

CCTV camera in Manchester city centre

‘The steady expansion of the “surveillance society” risks undermining fundamental freedoms including the right to privacy,’ according to a House of Lords report published today.

Read more at The Guardian

Meanwhile the British Journal of Photography reports that a new law, due to be introduced this month, ‘is expected to increase the anti-terrorism powers used today by police officers to stop photographers, including press photographers, from taking pictures in public places.’


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:04 am
Saturday 5 April 2008

MP fights for photographers’ rights

Labour Member of Parliament Austin Mitchell, a photographer himself, has tabled an early day motion supporting the rights of people who take pictures in public places.

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Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:50 am
Thursday 3 January 2008

Possible guide to fees for ‘user generated content’?

Here’s a figure to keep in mind if a TV producer asks to use your photo or video.

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 2:12 am
Tuesday 18 December 2007

Photographers seen as ‘potential criminals’

‘Photographers are increasingly being viewed as potential criminals by police, according to the Bureau of Freelance Photographers (BFP), which has reported a rise in complaints from members.’ Read more.

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Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:33 am
Monday 26 March 2007

Print journalists learn to use video

The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:29 pm
 
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