Government Public Photography Petition

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by gardenshed, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. gardenshed

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    ive signed it.

    i think its totaly rediculus about having id cards for photographers or any one with a camera really, and im sure we will have to pay for the plusure of having this card
     
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    Me Too, what a cheek, If I go out with the family and take a camera then its my right too

    Bet the Government are affraid we will catch them screwing around as usual and want to know who took the photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    i dont know why this is still continuing....but it just doesnt make any sense that UK government would do this and will pass anything like this ......that is against human right.......and by signing that kinda page (i didnt open it because i dont click on unknown links).......you are gaining nothing but giving out information for free.......

    can you pass a law that the entire country is against??? (unless it is a communist? this doesnt spell right?...i'm terrible at spelling)
     
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    . . . . alot of the world is pretty socialist, so yeah, they can do whatever they want.
     
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    Doesn't affect me so much as I live in America now. But on the other hand if it takes off over there you never know the government might follow suit over here! So I add my name to the petition. What excuse is blurgh using for this anyway?
     
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    ive signed
     
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    AFAIK the British government is not attempting to pass a law requiring the carrying of ID cards for the purposes of photography... the guy who started the petition admits on his site...
    "I have NOT said that a bill is in preparation, or that legislation is being prepared, but am referring to the ID cards proposed by various bodies which will serve to create an 'uber class' of photographer, and restrict the use of cameras by normal citizens. These cards will only further the suspicion and misunderstandings that many photographers already suffer. "

    He should really explain this better on the petition itself, as a lot of people are obviously taking it to mean that there is legislation being prepared.

    Btw shingfan those are important concerns about security, but the petition is on the 10 Downing Street website... it's the Prime Minister's site, I'm fairly sure he can get access to my details already :lol:
     
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    I will not sign. Cities all across the world are all of a sudden "vulnerable". Yes my rights are scrutinized, but that pales in comparison to what the pigs have to put up with. If I want a shot of 10 Downing st or whatever I know to ask first.
     
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    Well if that is like the German press card, then this is not really such an evil thing. Here the press card opens some doors otherwise closed, but it does not close doors for people not having it, which would have been pen if the concept of press cards didin't exist.

    It does not affect photography on the street at all.

    but maybe I am not getting the concept of those proposed ID cards yet.
     
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    if that story on that site is true though, then I can only say OMG!

    Why is taking images of children different from taking images from grown ups?

    I think most people do not understand what criminal child molesters really do, they do not take images of dressed children, they do things so different from this ... . This is a slap into the face of any victim I would think. Another thing is, that many child molesters would have been allowed to take images of that rugby match since they would have been relatives...
     
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    At risk of sounding a bit like a paranoid lunatic

    In Gov/Politics, its all about appearances.. impressions.. public show...

    Some kid dies in some trafic car crash because they didn't have seatbelts on.. the next day.. seat belt checks at busy intersections.

    Some public city official is trying to get re-elected.. the month prior... whole bunch of prostitution and drug busts plastered in the newspaper. They call it increasing "quality of life".

    Some kiddie pictures / molester gets caught.. suddenly its all out war on photographers.

    Some High schooler goes and shoots up a classroom.. the next week.. metal detectors at the front doors.

    etc...

    All rash actions to show the public "look over here we're doing something about it" but in reality its just a show and doesn't really solve problems. In fact, it sometimes cuts into personal rights.

    I would sign it if I could....
     

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