Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
digitallollygag Contributing Member • Posts: 711
Re: Man arrested for taking photographs of children at bus stop.

OntarioJohn wrote:

I have had the police question me twice at local craft fairs about what I was doing. I let them look through my shots.

People are so paranoid.

I cannot tell you how many times I've been told,

"You cannot take a picture of me, DELETE it!"

In a public place, such as Times Square, or the central park in Little Red Crick Nova Scotia, it is my opinion that you are, for all intents and purposes, unable to demand not to have a photo taken where you are in it.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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John D. Conley, London, Ontario, Canada

I can't speak for British or Canadian law, but in the US you can demand all day long not to have your photo taken in public, but the photographer is not legally obligated to comply.  Me, I stopped pointing my camera at children years ago.  I prefer photographing things and adult people.  There is simply too much paranoia and hysteria over photographing children in public, especially what with what happened in Connecticut yesterday.

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