Saturday, 11 April 2009

Be aware

You might already know that the rights of the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty are again under threat from the people charged with protecting us. Once again it's from our own government and once again it's in the name of protecting us from terrorism. This is a "catch all" used to cloak any and all erosion of our civil liberties. This time it's photography. You might not be aware that if you are taking a photograph in the street of, say, a loved one or your new car or an interesting post box and you catch a policeman or PCSO in the shot you can be asked to delete the image or you might have the film, memory stick or even the camera confiscated.

It's madness of course but it's being done in our name. John Naughton has a post rounding this up and there is more on Amateur Photographer web site (and others). Be aware and remember "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". Terrorism is certainly a threat to this country but so are the actions supposedly meant to protect us.

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