Very impressive afro spotted yesterday:
…whereas lots were heading to Supanova last weekend (I really wish I’d got a snap of the Star Wars stormtrooper spotted at Southern Cross):
(Yeah it’s gonna be one of those weeks when I blog about nothing but PT, isn’t it…)
11 replies on “Pic: Metro afro”
Is taking a photo of someone without their consent considered assault in Australia?
Is taking photos of police illegal, like in America?
@Jagger – People in public generally: no. See here http://4020.net/words/photorights.php for NSW; it is likely very similar in the rest of Australia. Don’t know about Police.
Say Jagger, if you put on a bright yellow costume I don’t think you can claim you want to be incognito!
@Jagger – No and no, but it’s not illegal to take photo of police in America either. Many police will tell you otherwise, but (at least in most states) they’re full of shit.
However, it is against Metro policy to take photos anywhere in the underground stations of the city loop. The rest of the train network you can get a permit to take photos, but without that you’re breaking their rules. So its as illegal as taking a photo inside someone’s house without their permission.
@Jagger decided to quickly look this up again.
It’s legal to photograph police in every state in the US, providing you’re on public property.
Know Your Rights: Photographers.
So if I am in my house and I see a police coming up the front path, I can’t take a photo of them ? Seems implausible.
I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.
@enno, you’re jumping to conclusions again. That’s not what Julian said, and it’s not what the link he posted said either.
“It’s legal to photograph police in every state in the US, providing you’re on public property.”
which part of this did I not understand ?
“I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.”
I think you will find that this is 100% correct.
If you are on private property, the owner controls whether you can take photos there.
If you are are on private property which is owned by yourself, and you want to take a photo, there is no-one to stop you.
“I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.” — yes, that’s correct.
“So if I am in my house and I see a police coming up the front path, I can’t take a photo of them ?” — that’s not.
Yep Daniel’s last comments pretty much sum it up. I never said it was illegal to take photos on private property, but as you’ve already pointed out it’s not a protected right. Being in a bank for example and taking photos of cops might get you arrested.