Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/01/31

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Subject: [Leica] Photographic Freedom
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:52:32 -0600
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On Jan 31, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Aram Langhans wrote:

>  If the do nothing and something happens they are seen as every bit as 
> guilty as if they do too much.

What makes the restriction of photography so ludicrous?
Google Satellite
Google Maps
Google Earth
Cell phone cameras
The incredible ease of hiding even a high resolution, auto focus, auto 
exposure camera in a case or backpack.

If some nefarious person wants photographs of a "place"
with the slightest bit of imagination
they will have absolutely no difficulty in procuring them.

The recent experiences of photographers (both professional and citizen)
being prevented from photographing police actions during "occupy" events
suggests something quite different from "protection" of the citizenry.

Each experience of being hassled by authorities that I've experienced
had absolutely nothing to do with "protect the citizenry;"
and everything to do with "protect the powers that be."


Meanwhile those same powers continue to install their own cameras
to document our behavior.

George Lottermoser 
george at

In reply to: Message from gwpics at (Gerry Walden) ([Leica] Photographic Freedom)
Message from imagist3 at (George Lottermoser) ([Leica] Photographic Freedom)
Message from leica_r8 at (Aram Langhans) ([Leica] Photographic Freedom)