Photographers Rights – Documentary

Calling All Photographers

I am looking to produce a TV Documentary regarding photographers rights in public places.

This will focus on photographers who have been stopped by Police or other authorities.

Photographers gathered in London on the 23rd of January to protest against these powers:

Under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 a police officer may stop and
search a person they reasonably suspect to be a terrorist, to discover whether
that person has in their possession anything which may constitute evidence
that they are a terrorist. This power can be exercised at any time and in any
location.

The definition of ‘terrorist’ is found in section 40 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Important: Section 43 does not prohibit the taking of photographs, film
or digital images in a public place and members of the public and the
press should not be prevented from doing so in exercise of the powers
conferred by section 43.

A police officer can only stop and search a person they reasonably
suspect to be a terrorist under this power.

If you have been stopped, spoken to, or approached about taking a photograph in a public place, then contact me on andrew.stuart1@me.com or leave a comment on this page. I will get back to you quickly.

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14 11 2009
Take a Picture – Fear For Liberty? « Andrew Stuart’s Blog

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