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?
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.
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.