You may have noticed, lower down this page, a small banner with the slogan “photography is not a crime”. This is about a campaign against the use of (so-called) anti-terrorism laws to stop photographers from taking photographs in public places. I put this there after my own (minor) brush with authority on this issue earlier this year, whilst trying to take some photographs of an interesting roof.
Today’s Independent has a really interesting article about this. It appears police in England and Wales are being told to use common sense in this regard, and not to stop people taking photographs who are completely harmless!
Maybe things are improving – but we’ll see if the ‘police on the street’ pay any attention to this.