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May 24, 2008

June 1st Photographer's Rights Rally

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(Text from http://discarted.wordpress.com/ )

Photographers throughout Los Angeles, with cameras in hand, will gather at Hollywood and Highland and Union Station to peacefully rally against the unnecessary treatment they have received from security guards, LAPD, and LASD while photographing in public places, and on the Metro.

Start Time: 11:00am Location: Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Los Angeles, CA 90028

At about 1:30pm we will board the Metro and travel to Union Station for more picture taking.

Start Time: 2:00pm Location: 800 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012

Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/laprotest/ Press Inquiries: [email protected]

May 23, 2008

Taking pictures on LA's Red Line violates the "9/11 Law"

Keith tried to take a picture on the Red Line in LA, and was told that he was breaking the "9/11 Law" by a metro worker who swore at him and threatened him with arrest when he asked what the "9/11 Law" was.

Full text of the article on boingboing

May 21, 2008

Photographer Assaulted By A "Cop"

This story is just about 2 years old now ... but it's just another illustration of what is happening to photographers every day.

Read the whole story here

May 20, 2008

Blog post examimes another angle...

A recent blog post on "Inside Voice" written by Lee Trujillo looks at the possibility that police or security personnel asking you to delete your photos from you memory card might be a infringement of your copyright and therefore actionable in civil and/or criminal court. Read the article here

May 16, 2008

Update - My Experience at Nellis AFB

For those that have been following the story of my experience at Nellis Air Force Base a few weeks ago (originally reported here) I have devoted a large chunk of my latest podcast to this issue ... including a complete reading of the 3 page letter that I sent to the Public Affairs Office at Nellis.

You can get the podcast here:
digitalphotography.podango.com (look for episode #57)

From that page you can also subscribe via iTunes if you want to keep up with all the latest photography news and reviews.

All images © Allen Rockwell 2008

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May 11, 2008

I'm Calling My Lawyer!

Jeremy Brooks was out shooting on the streets of San Fransisco and saw this guy involved in some sort of interaction with a homeless person and took his picture.

It seems that he did not want his photograph taken so he thought it would be a good idea to approach the photographer and attempt to intimidate him (terrorize), touch him (assault), grab his camera equipment and attempt to illegally seize his equipment (attempted robbery).

It seems to me that in these modern times when cameras are everywhere (including in almost every cel phone and on most traffic light posts) if you do not want your photograph taken in public you might just want to stay home.

Too bad there was not a police officer around when this happened ... Based on Jeremy's account of the events if there had been a police officer there this guy would certainly be calling his lawyer ... for criminal defense purposes.

Read The Article Here

The Fine Print:
This blog post is an editorial based on the facts presented in Jeremy Brook's blog post. The owners of this website have no further knowledge of the incident or the guilt or innocence of any parties concerned.