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    Thumbs down London police declares war against photography

    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/04...s-declare.html

    "In what I can only view as troubling and a move surely to invite more backlash against photographers, London's Metropolitan police has launched a new counter-terrorism PR campaign complete with anti-photography propaganda. The campaign is meant to encourage people to turn in 'odd' seeming people that they see taking photographs."
    "Thousands of people take photos every day," reads their advertisement being run in London's major newspapers. "What if one of them seems odd?"


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    maybe next time need to apply COE for camera, get approval then can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merliondude View Post
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    "In what I can only view as troubling and a move surely to invite more backlash against photographers, London's Metropolitan police has launched a new counter-terrorism PR campaign complete with anti-photography propaganda. The campaign is meant to encourage people to turn in 'odd' seeming people that they see taking photographs."
    "Thousands of people take photos every day," reads their advertisement being run in London's major newspapers. "What if one of them seems odd?"


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    Seems like the aftermath to the case about a month back, where a tourist was ordered to delete photos because a cop (not even main force, community constable) was in the background (btw the "cop" occupies less than 3% of the frame).

    Honestly I don't understand why the police force in the UK is so uptight about people taking photos IN PUBLIC. I find if very snobbish - at the most no one will ever go to UK for a holiday (especially if you "look odd").

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    Alamak, I look odd by default so no more UK holidays for me....

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    Mai La

    #($&@^#$(&@#

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    Quote Originally Posted by merliondude View Post
    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/04...s-declare.html

    "In what I can only view as troubling and a move surely to invite more backlash against photographers, London's Metropolitan police has launched a new counter-terrorism PR campaign complete with anti-photography propaganda. The campaign is meant to encourage people to turn in 'odd' seeming people that they see taking photographs."
    "Thousands of people take photos every day," reads their advertisement being run in London's major newspapers. "What if one of them seems odd?"


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    better bring my National Day press pass wherever I go...
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    I look odd everywhere except in Singapore........

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    I look odd everywhere except in Singapore........

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    Why leh? Singapore got people who look more odd than you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Honestly I don't understand why the police force in the UK is so uptight about people taking photos IN PUBLIC. I find if very snobbish - at the most no one will ever go to UK for a holiday (especially if you "look odd").
    They probably have no idea how to go about doing their job so people who take photos became their excuse and tools to turn attention away from themselves.

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    In liberal countries i guess they want some human rights to pictures taken without their permission i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by JillValentine View Post
    maybe next time need to apply COE for camera, get approval then can use.
    COE to own a camera, and ERP charges for usage.

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    studpidity factor ...

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    aiya you guys are overreacting

    today i didn't even arrange my hair and went shooting and the wind was blowing and i think i should have been looking quite crazed

    met about 3 or 4 groups of policemen/women and nothing happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    aiya you guys are overreacting

    today i didn't even arrange my hair and went shooting and the wind was blowing and i think i should have been looking quite crazed

    met about 3 or 4 groups of policemen/women and nothing happened
    because you don't look odd enough, pity those arab tourist who are taking pics in London........

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