11 thoughts on “Pic: Metro afro

  1. Jagger

    Is taking a photo of someone without their consent considered assault in Australia?

    Is taking photos of police illegal, like in America?

  2. @Jagger – No and no, but it’s not illegal to take photo of police in America either. Many police will tell you otherwise, but (at least in most states) they’re full of shit.

    However, it is against Metro policy to take photos anywhere in the underground stations of the city loop. The rest of the train network you can get a permit to take photos, but without that you’re breaking their rules. So its as illegal as taking a photo inside someone’s house without their permission.

  3. enno

    So if I am in my house and I see a police coming up the front path, I can’t take a photo of them ? Seems implausible.
    I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.

  4. enno

    “It’s legal to photograph police in every state in the US, providing you’re on public property.”

    which part of this did I not understand ?

  5. enno

    “I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.”

    I think you will find that this is 100% correct.

    If you are on private property, the owner controls whether you can take photos there.

    If you are are on private property which is owned by yourself, and you want to take a photo, there is no-one to stop you.

  6. “I think you can take a photo of police, if you’re on public property or your own property.” — yes, that’s correct.

    “So if I am in my house and I see a police coming up the front path, I can’t take a photo of them ?” — that’s not.

  7. Julian Wearne

    Yep Daniel’s last comments pretty much sum it up. I never said it was illegal to take photos on private property, but as you’ve already pointed out it’s not a protected right. Being in a bank for example and taking photos of cops might get you arrested.

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