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Old December 13th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Another win for photography in public

See the full article at: 'Gay and stupid' slur: cameraman wins payout

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A solicitor said officers prevented Jules Mattsson - then 15 - from taking pictures at a military parade in Romford, east London, in June 2010. The Metropolitan Police said compensation had been paid and an apology issued. Law firm Bindmans, which represented the youngster, said a police inspector had described photographing in public as "anti-social behaviour".
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Our client politely and reasonably maintained that the police were not entitled to interfere with his right to report. "In response the inspector used serious anti-terrorism legislation, cynically telling Mr Mattsson 'I consider you a threat under the Terrorism Act young man. I've had enough'.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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Re: Another win for photography in public

Our local Cub Scout troop was going to march in the local Christmas parade... the troop leader sent out a notice from the parade organizers that some company CLAIMED all copyright on the event, and photos and video would be prohibited...

I was tempted to go, fully rigged and shoot like a madman, but decided instead just to not participate...

When "the powers that be" misuse the law to restrict fundamental freedoms, the "terrorists" win. Be they crazies in a cave, or suits in a window suite.

Glad to see a WIN for freedom, but it's so sad to see that one needs to fight to such a degree...
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