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  1. Interesting article regarding a push to establish right to privacy when photographing in public places. http://theconversation.com/is-it-ok-for-people-to-take-pictures-of-you-in-public-and-publish-them-27098 While written in an AU context the article mentions that UK, Canada and NZ have already passed such laws. I haven't formed a view yet as both sides of the argument have some validity. My hope is that any laws passed on this topic are sensible and balanced. An ultimate unbalanced law would mean that much photography in public places would be illegal unless model releases were obtained, which of course would be impossible for the vast majority of photographers. Then there is the public interest test. Is it in the public interest to take photographs of a parade? Could be, likewise with a demonstration. But what about pedestrians simply walking along a sidewalk. Is there any public interest in that case. The only certainty is that it is a very complex issue, and it is being seriously discussed. Any other views, and/or experience with the laws passed in the UK, Canada or NZ? Ken
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