The right to photograph

THIS HOUSE "deplores the apparent increase in the number of reported incidents in which the police, police community support officers or wardens attempt to stop street photography and order the deletion of photographs or the confiscation of cards, cameras or film on various specious grounds". That's an extract from Austin Mitchell MP's Early Day Motion (EDM, a Parliamentary petition) numbered 1115, which calls for a "photography code" protecting the public's right to photograph on the streets.

Although aimed to protect amateurs, it's clearly relevant to professional photographers too. You can check whether your MP is among the 180 who've signed EDM 1115, at http://edm1115.notlong.com, and tell them to if they haven't.

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