THE PHOTOGRAPHER's RIGHTS!

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what is STREET photography
The street Photographer's RIGHTS

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A lot of our members have been wondering about their rights to take pictures in the streets. Is it legal? Is it not?
A brief search in the Internet provides us with 5 very useful links!

1. For the U.S photographers:The Photographer’s Right : A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography

2. For the U.K. photographers:UK Photographers Rights Guide v2 : The guide is intended as an overview of the current legal situation in the UK for photographers, it is not a definitive bible of UK law.

3. For the Australian photographers:Australian street photography legal issues : Your right to take photographs

4. For the Latin American photographers: Derechos de los fotógrafos

5. For the Swedish photographers: Vad får man fotografera?


A similar search (thanks to google) will probably provide you with the laws that concern photography in your country.
BE INFORMED and let no one deprive you from your rights!

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Izaaaaa's avatar
I found this one for Quebec: [link] :)
statisticant's avatar
I find it obscure that I cannot find anything similar for greek laws. All my findings refer to copyright. Any help?
chocomalk's avatar
Here is a good breakdown of Canadian laws concerning photography:
[link]
StamatisGR's avatar
arizona2919's avatar
no list of the Canadian rights?
that blows
StamatisGR's avatar
why don't you do a google search and give us the link to put there? :)
BenChislett's avatar
THANK YOU! :D

This is a wonderful journal with very useful and informative links. I really, really appreciate this as it has always bugged me not to know for sure, just having pro-journalists tell me that someone told them they could...

Much appreciated.
StamatisGR's avatar
You're welcome :)
lotusthefallen's avatar
This is very much needed to be kept in mind for all photographers. I know I'm keeping a copy near me at all times when I go on the streets.
gingersfunkyphotos's avatar
Boy, is this information timely. I was told to stop taking pictures in a Hassidic neighborhood in Brooklyn over Thanksgiving. It was intimidating. Thanks very much for sharing this information.
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bdwfh's avatar
Another decent Australian resource: [link]
leventis's avatar
Has anyone found the Greek one?
The-Yard-Collective's avatar
Practically you are not allowed to shoot any one without his/her written consent! But usually no one gives a damn :D
leventis's avatar
When they do what happens then?
The-Yard-Collective's avatar
they can sue you and demand a compensation...
Pada503's avatar
Here's a Swedish article (writen in swedish) about the laws and rights conserning photography in Sweden.
[link]

Translated via google:
[link];prev=hp&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhjzqSyEIpYXMNtQtNfdSFn_XaV70g
Pada503's avatar
You're welcome.
The article can be very useful for your swedish members.
nazgul07's avatar
damn.. the latin american rights' page doesn't open!
The-Yard-Collective's avatar
strange...I just opened it :)
nazgul07's avatar
it finally opened.. thanks for the link! this information is very useful! I'm my country it is hard to make urban photography because people is too paranoic :paranoid:
The-Yard-Collective's avatar
there are paranoic people in every country :D
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