Petition to remove photography restrictions in public places

Simon Taylor of, has started a petition to remove the somewhat draconian-sounding restrictions on photography in public places in the UK, imposed last month by the government.

If you didn't know already; on the 16th of February, the Government passed a law (in the Counter Terrorism Act) making it illegal to take a photograph of a police officer, military personnel or member of the intelligence services - or a photograph which "may be of use for terrorism". This definition is vague at best, and open to interpretation by the police - who under Home Secretary guidelines can "restrict photography in public places".

The deadline to sign up by is 31 August 2009.


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