Security guards in a Silver Springs business district are enforcing a "no photography" policy, under the false claim that the street in question is private property. The Peterson Company, which manages the buildings on this DC-area street, claims the right to protect their brand. Not to be dissuaded, photographers have contacted NowPublic contributor Bill Adler (he of sippy-cup fame) and formed a Flickr group to post photos of the area in defiance of the ban, and a protest is being scheduled by area photographers. this is the latest in the ongoing trend of private guards enforcing frivolous or nonexistent laws in the name of "security".Link
Previously on Boing Boing:
• Aussie mall defends its photons from terrorists
• No taking pix of San Fran building from the sidewalk?
• Photography student's odd run-in with Homeland Security
• Spy museum bans photography
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