Is UK Planning to Make Photography Illegal?
I can't figure this story out. I admit that I am not a professional "restrictions on photography in the UK" researcher, but all I can find when I google this phrase is a serioius number of links to an online petition to protest such an action. Understandably! Except I don't know anything about what the proposal is - or even whether it is real. Do you?
I read about it first on nettime, courtesy of Damian from the Glasgow School of Art. There is a lot of chatter about it on photography community forums and website, the earliest of which seems to stem from around January. Fill me in!
Here is the information I saw from the petition website.
There are a number of moves promoting the requirement of 'ID' cards to allow photographers to operate in a public place.It
is a fundamental right of a UK citizen to use a camera in a public
place, indeed there is no right to privacy when in a public place.These moves have developed from paranoia and only promote suspicion towards genuine people following their hobby or profession.