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Photographer sued Steven Spielberg

wasn't allowed to photograph movie shooting in New York

Hungarion version
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.

Authorities protect public taste with a document

is it censorship to ban tribute offensive photos?

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I got involved in a very interesting debate with a few colleagues about photographing the recovery of the capsised and sank passanger boat Mermaid. Some of them were complaining for  some of his “really good” photos not getting published because TEK (short name for Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre) banned them.

620 million user logins stolen by hacker

at least 14 million photographers are affected

Hungarion version

500px informed it’sown users, but PetaPixel and The Register wrote about the data theft in which sixteen web services were hacked and about 620 million users’ data was stolen. Among these sites there was the popular photo sharing site 500px as well. The hackers got 14.5 million users’ personal information. The large scale data hacking was revealed after the 10 GB worth of data was published as available for buyers on the Dark Web. This should alert you to reset your passwords!

Where there are dog shows there are photographers!

almost as much as the Olympics does

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

Other than these day’s usual phenomenon of everyone taking photos with cameras and mobile phones even photographers considered to be press attended yesterday’s World Dog Show in large numbers. There were almost as much photographers trying to snap the winning dogs as it is usual at the olympics or in Formula 1. We had far less photographers a week before at the kayak-canoe world cup.

Rights protection sunglasses

an incognito fashion accessory

Hungarion version

How about this for a practical accessory to protect your personal rights. Protests and political gatherings are becoming common again in Hungary and attendees might be interested if they don’t want to appear in the media. At protests and other public events however it could be problematic as law forbids to hide your face. But it definitely should be a mandatory part of the Hungarian police uniform.