Brit MP calls for photographers' rights

Chris sez, "British MP Austin Mitchell has finally started trying to get the government to talk sense into the mob of self-appointed goons and bullyboy rentacops who try to stop you taking shots in perfectly legal, public domain areas. About time too."

"People have complained about photographers being stopped from taking pictures by police, PCSOs, wardens and by various officious people," he said.

"People have a right to take photographs and to start interfering with that is crazy. It seems crazy when the streets are festooned with closed-circuit television cameras that the public should be stopped from using cameras.

"The proliferation of digital cameras and mobile phones with cameras means that everybody carries a camera these days."


(Thanks, Chris!)