Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

Here's a great article on the ten legal things you need to know when taking photos. We've all heard the stories about the photographer taking pictures of a government building, a bridge, or a railway, only to be confronted by law enforcement and then getting his film or memory swiped.

So, here's the basic deal: If on public land, most things are fair game. If on private property, the property owner dictates what you can and cannot do.

Law enforcement, in general, cannot take your equipment without a court order. Caveat: I bet the FBI and other DHS-types have pre-made court orders that fit the circumstances already made up. So, beware.

The best advice: Be quick and do everything above board.

Photography and The Law: Know Your Rights

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