Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/28

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Taking Photos in Starbucks
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 13:36:09 -0500


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[]On Behalf Of Robert G.
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Taking Photos in Starbucks

In some of the more conservative areas like Nova Scotia, I believe it is
illegal to photograph inside a licensed establishment (Bar).  I heard this
law goes back a long way back in time.  The local politicians probably
didn't want pictures of them having a drink with their girl friends.



At 09:09 AM 1/28/2002 -0800, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>Don Lawrence wrote:
> >
> > I stopped by my local Starbucks this morning to grab a coffee and scone.
> > While waiting in line, I took a quick photo of the expresso operator at
> work
> > just using up a roll of film so I could process it tonight.
> > The line still had several people in front of me so I began looking
> > for
> > another photo with the M6 in my hands.
> > Then the manager caught my attention and said 'you can't take pictures
> > here'.
> > No problem, but is this a new Starbucks policy or is a franchise
> > prerogative?
> > I have taken photos in there before with no comment.
> >
> > Don
> >
>This happened to me in Starbucks yesterday.
>My friend and I and his girlfriend where playing with our cameras at a
>table; shooting a couple of pictures of each other sometimes.
>My friend says this happened to him at another Starbucks the previous week.
>The one with all the large photographs hanging all over the walls.
>Not photo friendly really though.
>We went to the "Coffee People," no problems. Different corporate
>structure. More business from me.
>It's not as if we were even shooting the other customers.
>Personally I'm normally embarrassed being caught dead in a Starbucks
>Used to be I'd bring my black glasses with the nose and mustache
>attached when I'd have to go to one.
>Now I'm bring my plastic water pistol camera and see if I can short out
>the cash register before being thrown out.
>Mark Rabiner
>Portland, Oregon USA
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