A&P Legal Public Photography Question

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I was walking by my parents house with my camera and noticed a lot of flashing lights (police). I went to go see what was going on like most people do if they have nothing better to do. Noticed there was a wreck and they were finally starting to clean it up (get the cars on flat bed truck). I was taking some photos and a police officer noticed me and ran up to me demanding I take the film out and give it to them. First off, it was a digital camera in which I explained and then he demanded I delete the photos off my camera that instant while he was watching. He then explained that it was a fatality and began preaching how rude I was to be doing such a thing. First off I had no idea what had happened. Second, I wasn't in side any restricted areas.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    natelam New Member

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    There are no restrictions in public places, only ethics.
     
  4. Auspicious one

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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    that, and the linked "The Photographer's Right" are both good reads.
     
  6. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    if you haven't taken any other pics on that same card, it's pretty easy to run a file recovery program and get the pics back. Your camera more than likely just "marks" the memory for those pics as available space. Good luck
     
  7. tenplanescrashing

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    whats funny is that I was taking pics of my car tonight at a local mall parking lot and after being there 20 minutes, security came by and told me I couldn't take pictures and that it was private property. they said it was in the best interest of the mall to not allow this type of photography.

    The mall was closing (about 15 minutes until it did) and there were 3 cars parked on the upper level, where I was. Fucking retards.
     
  8. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    one time i had a pellet gun in a public park and i didnt know that they were illegal in public parks and some old dude told me pellet guns were not allowed here, me being 16 told him to eat a dick :rofl:
     
  9. nastyboy132

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    Well...you WERE on private property. If they don't want you taking pictures there, you can't. To shoot on private property you would need express written consent...and if you were ever to shoot on private property and sell one of the images, they have grounds to sue.

    If you're on public property, with no reasonable expectation of privacy(public washroom etc) you're within your rights to snap away.
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    that's not what the article says:

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2005-12-29-camera-laws_x.htm
     
  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    he couldn't arrest you anyways, prolly a rent-a-cop :mamoru:
     
  12. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    what that particular section of the article states is that if you are on public property, say a sidewalk, you are by law allowed to take pictures of private property, for example: a building. Not that you are allowed to shoot on private property without consent.

    The section you really should have quoted, which pertains to pechango's story is this:

     
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    IBGETANAVNOOB

    but really, re read what you even quoted to me from the article...


    now, i know you've put the private property in bold...but read the first part of that statement.....IF YOU'RE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

    meaning...i can stand in a public park, and take pictures of a store or mall if i want..... not go onto the malls property and shoot from there...its nit-picky...but it is what it is.
     
  16. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    did you not read my post? You are LEAGALLY allowed to go in and shoot in any place that's open to the public, even if it's private property. Now, the mall may ask you to leave, but they have no leagal grounds to stop you from taking pictures.
     
  17. Jayzian

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    oh, you should have spat on him and kicked him in the nuts then, you would have gotten away with it
     
  18. tenplanescrashing

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    :rofl: , he never got out of his truck. but his window was down...:noes:
     
  19. tenplanescrashing

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    yes, but read what IntheWorks wrote...you can shoot on private property if the property is open to the public (meaning you have general access to it, like a mall or grocery store parking lot). You just can't shoot objects or areas that have a sense of privacy. In my case, I was taking pics of my own car without violating any sense of privacy. They just felt it was in their best interest not to allow photography, which I think is bullshit.
     
  20. Nick Gerz

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    good read
     

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