Show Your Photographer's Bill Of Rights With These Silkscreened Lenscloths

When you're a photographer, you'll inevitably get hassled by the authorities telling you to stop taking pictures. Do you stop? No, you kindly show your Photographer's Bill of Rights, conveniently screenprinted on your lenscloth, and keep on snapping.

The UK Amateur Photographer magazine is giving away these silkscreened lenscloth in its upcoming issue to remind the police what photographers, professional and amateur, are allowed to do:

• There is no restriction on people taking photographs in public places or any building other than in very exceptional circumstances • There is no prohibition on photographing frontline uniform staff • The act of taking a photograph in itself is not usually sufficeint to carry out a stop • Unless there is a very good reason, people taking photographs should not be stopped • Officers do not have the power to delete digital images, destroy film or to prevent photography in a public place under either power (ssections 43 and 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000)

We're all for knowing your rights, but please, photographers, don't take this as an invitation to act crazy. [BoingBoing]

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    I want to see this for Australia, so many times we get harrased by cops for taking photo's when there is no reason (e.g. Not taking a photo of a Military Est ect,)

    Aussies - anyone else out there know if similar guidelines exist here in australia?

      This is the nearest I've found - http://www.caslon.com.au/photonote.htm
      It's more of a discussion of the situation rather than the nice succinct response to over jealous police than the text on the lens cloth above.

    My lens cloth is 18% grey.

    Over zealous police and security guards has been a persistent problem in the UK in the last few years,

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