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    Thumbs up Good news:Government Issued Internal Notice Affirming Photographers’ Rights.

    I am not sure how this rule applies in Singapore or it is true.But it is definitely good news to photographers on our rights to take photos of restricted building in public places.

    Some write up extracted from the rule. For the full writeup, you can go to http://www.petapixel.com/2011/01/27/...ntent=FaceBook

    1. We reported in October of last year that a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union against the US Government ended with a settlement upholding the right to photograph and film in public spaces outside government buildings. The US Department of Homeland Security also agreed to notify its officers and employees in writing of the “public’s general right to photograph the exterior of federal courthouses from publicly accessible spaces”

    Now, a redacted version of the directive sent out last year has been made public.


    2.absent reasonable suspicion or probable cause, law enforcement and security personnel and [sic] must allow individuals to photograph the exterior of federally owned or leased facilities from publicly accessible spaces.

    3. This is good.
    It is important that law enforcement and PSOs uphold the public’s general right to photograph the exterior of federal structures while being vigilant with respect to suspicious indicators of terrorist or criminal activity.

    [...] officers should not seize the camera or its contents, and must be cautious not to give such ‘orders’ to a photographer to erase the contents of a camera, as this constitutes a seizure or detention.


    4. Given the many reports of harassment, we encourage photographers to carry this directive with them, particularly if they intend to take pictures where they’ve had problems in the past,

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    mm. sg like dun care one

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    In Singapore, you are still not allowed to take pictures of some gazetted government buildings.... The security personnels will have the right to approach you and/or even question and up to digression if they should take any further actions against you. Especially highly sensitive places... Don't try ah.
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    Isn't the USA part of NATO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Isn't the USA part of NATO?
    yes, and SO? How is NATO a military alliance related to photography as individual rights?

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    lol.......try this in singapore.....and you'll get shot.
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    Even at Merlion public area, you still have a very slightly chance of getting harassed by the One Fullerton security guards if you are taking videos during a Customary wedding photoshoot. Funny thing is, that place is a very well photographed/videographed place by locals and foreigners alike.

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    Because i believe the Merlion is a trademark of STB...so they pretty picky bout who shoots the merlion. I think tourists they close one eye.
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    I was not allowed to take the building near suntec.. the paper like one
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    why don't let's set this rule. Whatever, photograph taken, it belongs to the photographer, and he can do whatever he wants becasue the photograph is belong to him. And shall take action if other photographer snatch or steal his photograph. Let's keep it simple. 2 simple rules will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy View Post
    why don't let's set this rule. Whatever, photograph taken, it belongs to the photographer, and he can do whatever he wants becasue the photograph is belong to him. And shall take action if other photographer snatch or steal his photograph. Let's keep it simple. 2 simple rules will do.
    isn't that the case now?

    just like taxi fares, easier to implement a one flag down rate, and one travelled rate, but nooooo, the gahmen want to implement this surcharge, that surcharge, blah blah blah.

    same for the law governing photography (if at that), this cannot, that cannot...
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    Default Re: Good news:Government Issued Internal Notice Affirming Photographers’ Rights.

    This LAW is for USA... not Singapore. Singapore is NOT part of USA.... therefore the LAW does not apply here.

    As always... use your common sense when taking photos.

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