Monday, February 14, 2005

Know your rights

Most PJs take media law courses. However, many non-media photographers are concerned about their right to make photographs. This is particularly of concern in post-9/11 America, where some would like to use fear to exert illegitimate power over others.

If you aren't certain of your rights as a photographer or citizen, read this one-page report on photographers' “Rights and Remedies When Stopped or Confronted for Photography” by Bert P. Krages II, an Oregon-based lawyer. He is also the author of the book
Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images.”

It puts most concerns to rest.

Enough for now,
 

2 comments:

matt said...

Thanks so much for this. I've been shooting of lot of "public" stuff lately, and this has really helped to put my mind at ease.

Mark M. Hancock said...

It won't keep people from getting in your face, but it lets you know your rights.
I'd still suggest learning more about media law, but this covers enough for most people.