007peter: OMG, we need to do the same in America. I can't use DSLR here without mall cops (security guard) getting in my face :(
I was in downtown San Jose just after sunset and noticed some interesting looking like fixtures on the out side of the Adobe world headquarters building. I went over to take a few pictures to kill time. I was almost immediately approached by an Adobe security guard who informed me I was trespassing on private property, even though it certainly looked like the public sidewalk in front of the building. After asking the guard where he considered Adobe private property to extend to and getting some vague response, I left because I really wasn't interested in arguing.
I did write a letter to Adobe describing the incident and explaining that photographers are major customers of Adobe, and this is no way to treat your customers. I received a reply from Adobe claiming they had retrained the security guard on proper procedures regarding photographs and admitting it makes no sense to force a photographer to move 5 feet further from the building to take pictures.