DO's and DONT's

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  1. Ticklemdammit

    Ticklemdammit TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty new here, but had a few questions. I was told that you cannot take pictures inside of a store.. And I was taking photo's on the subway in NY, and a cop walked up to me and said I couldnt take pictures because it was against the patriot act or something. Can someone give me a detailed article on the do's and dont's of taking pictures in public(without breaking the law)? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Actually, it's not illegal to shoot anywhere in public places unless it's posted otherwise. If you have the "guts" to politely ask the cop if he could show you the law, because when you read it you could not find where it said that, he would most likely back down. I would first read the act and become familiar with it. Basically is you have no ill intent and are in a public place, there is nothing illegal with shooting what you want. Often though, it's easier to excuse yourself and walk away.
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why would it be forbidden to take photos in stores?
    I have done that (without letting anyone know, I should add :oops: ) and never felt like I would be in conflict with any law.
    But this is Germany, and what I was most unsure about were the PEOPLE who got into my frames, not the store as such!
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    The no shooting in stores is mostly because they don't want the competition to copy their designs.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh. I see.
    Well, I was in a supermarket and I don't see how anyone else could design their red peppers and tomatoes after them ;) :mrgreen:
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I got tossed out of an indoor flea market where they cited that very reason. :lol: They came off more like paranoid freaks than people concerned over copyright infringement. That made it more enjoyable, at least.
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Actually, it is illegal to take photos in the NY subway. The law went into effect almost a year ago. deviantART actually had a "subway photo contest" to protest the law back before January. Almost any other subway is fine (though, I'd be really careful in London these days...)
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the krages.com link Mit!
     
  11. Ticklemdammit

    Ticklemdammit TPF Noob!

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    Yeah this happened in NY... But thanks guys, really appreciate it!
     
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    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    ...and store security, "ohh nice display" *Security device clearly visible*
     

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