Rules of photography on the streets

Started Jun 23, 2013 | Questions thread
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Rules of photography on the streets

In the UK, police have the right to stop you photographing due to the new anti-terror law. Also there are parents concerned about the images of their children being used on the internet. In some extreme cases, there may be confrontations.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8539361.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15236758

I am new to the concept of street photography. The photos from Vivian Maier were surprising to me as many people were looking straight to the lens. I guess it may be difficult to do so these days.

Now is the question: What are the rules that we follow on the streets that we can take photos of in your country (or in the UK?) Do you have thing to protect your right/photos from being erased? Do you take photos of kids without asking for the permission from the parents nearby (are we allowed to do so)?

Many thanks for your input on this.

I am thinking of printing some name cards indicating: Tim - A (amateur) Street Photographer and leave my email address in case people request photos. Good idea?

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