This post attempts to highlight Alaska laws that may be relevant to photographers (please read disclaimer below). It is part of my ongoing effort to catalog the various state laws relating to photography. You can see more on the main photography laws page. If you are aware of other significant Alaska statutes or cases that relate to photographers’ rights or duties, please use the contact form to pass them along. [Read more…]
This video is an interesting look into how modern technology, specifically cell phones, has given average citizens a powerful tool to combat police misconduct. The examples shown in this video demonstrate why the right to photograph or record video in public is so important.
Back in February, Sugar Factory stole at least one of Ryan Doco Connors’ photos, using it on a t-shirt that it sold in its online store. When Connors called them out on it, he was told that
Theft Sugar Factory had a legal right to use it because they changed it by 40%, which is a load of crap (legally speaking).
Instead of launching an expensive legal campaign to exercise his rights, Connors did a photo shoot in honor of Sugar Factory’s theft. Check it out below. [Read more…]
A star-studded cast is currently involved in shooting “Rock of Ages” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the producers have declared a 3-block area of the downtown area as a no-photography-zone. Signs posted in the area read as follows:
Warning. No trespassing. Photography of this area is prohibited. Strictly enforced by FLPD. Violators subjet (sic) to arrest. City Ordinance 16-1 [Read more…]
Twitter has announced that it will soon be rolling out an “official” method of sharing photos on Twitter. However, Twitter will apparently not be hosting the images – rather the images will be hosted and served by Photobucket. [Read more…]
Train fanatic Christopher Fussell was shooting photos and video of Baltimore’s light rail train when he was stopped and detained by Maryland Transit Police. The police insisted that it was illegal to take photos and video of the transit system telling him that he “need[s] to cease and desist with the photographing and continue on your way.” [Read more…]