Monday, October 15, 2012

Police have said it is legal to take pictures of people in public

I have seen charges of mischief laid -- but with electronic cameras becoming smaller and more easily hidden such photographs will become more and not less common:



The Rat said...

Legal, sure, but our moral superiors in anonymous have made it clear they won't tolerate what the law allows or doesn't allow.I can hardly wait until anonymous goes after our political system... Oh wait, they already have. There's a story there somewhere.

Stephen Downes said...

If it's legal, why are charges of mischief being laid?

True story: some woman parked on the road in front of my house, blocking my driveway. When I took her picture there, she complained to the police, who gave me a call, warning me not to post it online.

My understanding is that the picture, and the posting, are legal. But justice is only for those who can afford it.