Victory Flashmob – Section 44 is Dead!

12 noon Sunday 4th July

“Yesterday (30th June 2010) the European Court of Human Rights rejected the governments appeal to its decision in January that ruled Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Although the Home Office has said it is still considering how the ruling affects the law and the police will continue to use it. It’s possible that any Stop & Search under s44 since 12th January 2010 will be open to legal challenge, so hang on to any receipts.

Unfortunately there are still a swathe of laws that police use to harass photographers, most notably s43, which is similar to s44 but requires an officer to suspect that you are a terrorist and s76 which makes it illegal to ‘elicit information about a police officer’ which includes photographing them.

In the meantime we’re going back to the place where our campaign started, outside New Scotland Yard. We’ll be gathering at 12 noon, this Sunday 4th July (Independence Day!) Come along and lets celebrate a little more freedom for photographers.”

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3 Responses to Victory Flashmob – Section 44 is Dead!

  1. gary says:

    Related Good Idea!

    In the 10 July issue of Amateur Photographer, UK readers will find a lens cloth to carry around. Nothing particularly new here, magazines have often offered such gifts. But this time, Amateur Photographer has printed on the lens cloth a short letter to all police officers advising them about street photography rights

    Photographers’ rights campaign spawns lens cloth launch


  2. Luc says:

    If I’d been in London then I would have attended that gathering. Also, I must buy that magazine for the lens cloth.


    • gary says:

      Think you missed the opportunity, that was last week’s issue.

      Still the law is now, or soon to be, no more. Just as long as someone mentions this fact to the Peelers.


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