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Old 01-09-2006   #1
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I'm not sure if anyone has seen this article yet but it has some good links. Some of the information we already know but it's nice to see the topic come up in a good light so to speak...

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...era-laws_x.htm

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There was a big brouhaha in the Australian national media about this a few days ago, in which a photographer named Joe Mortelliti was later visited (at 11 p.m) by the local police after having taken photos of a Shell refinery. Turned out that he was doing nothing illegal.
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It sounds funny to hear about all these people being checked out for doing perfectly legal activities...

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This kind of thing isn't limited to Australia; it happens in the United States too. A woman in the Washington D.C. area was shooting a block or so away from a government building when she spotted (and photographed) a guard making his way toward her. According to the guard, there was a secret meeting in progress on one of the upper floors of the building. Usually the city police are pretty much clued up on the laws, but sometimes not or they may try to bluff you. You are more likely to have trouble like this with private guards like the one in Washington D.C.
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Unfortunately it's the case in UK too. Since the so-called 'war on terror' pretty much any public place can be out of bounds if the authorities insist.
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Unfortunately it's the case in UK too. Since the so-called 'war on terror' pretty much any public place can be out of bounds if the authorities insist.
That depends on what authority the "authorities" truly have. Sometimes they overstep their bounds. If they do, it isn't just your right but your responsibility to call them on it.
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That depends on what authority the "authorities" truly have. Sometimes they overstep their bounds. If they do, it isn't just your right but your responsibility to call them on it.
That's very true, and something most people don't challenge.


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