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Street photography scandal: can you do this?

even street photographers are divided in dispute

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Tatsuo Suzuki taking photos

The obtrusive working style of a Japanese street photographer stirred big debate after he appeared in a Fuji commercial. The company dropped both the ad and the photographer they used to sponsor. This is an important story with wide-scale aspects of professionalism, legal issues and ethics: can you put you push the camera up in others’ faces and without consequences?

Street photographer pays with blood for a photo

had no time to excuse before got punched

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Photo by Math Roberts

Many of us take photos on the streets and in most cases we don’t run into any trouble doing it. However in some cases even serious it can result in serious injuries if you take photos of people without their consent. Even if the law doesn’t require permission it never hurts to have it.
A British street photographer got beaten and his camera broken because of taking a photo of a couple on a street festival. Laws are on his side, but it meant not much against aggression.

Police officer draws weapon for a camera

tense argument because of a camera in the US

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Video frame by News2share

A San Diegoi police officer unholstered his gun because he was unable to decide if a camera or weapon is aimed at him by a cameraman. The frighetned photographer resisted to put  down the camera, but in the end the conflict ended without gunshot.
US sites mostly shared this story as an example for the restriction of photographers’ rights, abuse and police brutality. However it is also a very important to think about how you communicate with officials.

Photographer sued Steven Spielberg

wasn't allowed to photograph movie shooting in New York

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Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.

How Bralzilian woman got on Budapest posters?

free stock photos made an interesting legal scandal

Hungarion version

Copyright and personal rights aspects are also interesting and important in this story the Hungarian State Opera House got into drawing photo theft accusations.
The Brazil resident Turkish face of their newest campaign  accuses them with unauthorised use of her image. The institute defends itself claiming they have the permission to use the photo from a stock site. The situation is however more complex and unclear.