A verdict made by the Strasbourg based European Court of Human Rights condemns Hungarian Parliament for violating freedom of press with their regulations and banning journalists. The Office of Parliament is ordered to pay legal fees of €4574 (4900 USD). Parliament will not reconsider their house regulations because they claim the verdict approved multiple parts of their defence.
Another instructive court ruling was made about an embeded social media photo. This time a greatly different deciesion was made than in a previous case – but the situation is totally different too, what makes it clear what you may or may not.
EU regulations changed recently that (at least in part) caused still cameras to have limitations on video recording length. Administrative obstacles are gone now. It is up to only the manufacturers whether their cameras will have video recording limits or not.
I wrote about the photographing of a lot of various situations on the blog including their regulation aspects too. Now elections are coming in Hungary…
US legal framework is generally different from the one described in Hungary’s PTK (unfortunately most of my articles about the bill of civil rights are available…
Until I have the time to write a more detailed post on Hungary’s new “photography law”, I post the plain text of the law to be accessible in English.
Hungary’s Ministry of Public Administration and Justice issued a press release to clarify things that appeared during the weekend in international press about the new civil code commonly called photography law. It is worth to read it before you criticise the law.