Image © Grant Smith.
On Thursday 9 July 2015 the controversial
Freedom of Panorama proposal was dropped.
Only 40 of 751 MEPs voted in favour of it.
The proposal caused mass outrage on the rights of photographers in the UK and saw a petition opposing it was signed by more than
555,000 people. (more…)
Image © Grant Smith
On 9 July 2015 the European Parliament will vote on the
“Freedom of Panorama” legislation, a law that if passed will restrict your right to take photographs from a public place of buildings and even views that have been copyrighted. Read more here.
In the the days leading up to the vote photographers rights campaign group
I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist (PHNAT) and the London Photographer’s Branch of the National Union of Journalists calls on all photographers, professional and amateur, to go out and photograph your local landscapes and views, then tweet your photos to the European Parliament. (more…)
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