ACLU Publishes a Guide to Photographer’s Rights

September 13th, 2011

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There have been quite a few incidents recently regarding the
rights of photographers and the tenth anniversary of the devastating attack on
America hasn’t done much to help that. 
Photographers are being told that they can’t photograph federal
buildings, police officers or even public spaces.

The ACLU has published a guide to help photographers
familiarize themselves with their own rights and limitations when it comes to
photography.  When it comes to public
places, essentially anything in plain view is fair game. On private property,
the owner gets to make the rules.

Photography in and around airports is tricky.  The TSA says that you have the right to
photograph the security checks as long as you’re not interrupting the process but
individual airports have their own individual rules.  The ACLU contends that photography
restrictions on airports – specifically in public areas of public airports –
are unconstitutional.

Source: ACLU

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