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    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Nov 2006 - 10:58 AM


    I'm off to the US in January for 3 weeks my visit will include Washington DC, New York & Bosoton plus Virginia. My question is: are there any known restrictions on photography in public places (eg urban landscapes, etc) this is relevent since the 9/11 situation.

    I have tried researching this but I can't find anything relevent, can anyone help?

    Many thanks in advance.


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    BOB S  122622 forum posts
    23 Nov 2006 - 11:13 AM

    Try the Foreign and Commonwealth office web site, I have been to the USA but never to Bosoton Wink


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    Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Nov 2006 - 11:15 AM

    some info here

    which in essence states

    The law in the United States of America is pretty simple. You are allowed to photograph anything with the following exceptions:

    Certain military installations or operations.

    People who have a reasonable expectation of privacy. That is, people who are some place that's not easily visible to the general public, e.g., if you shoot through someone's window with a telephoto lens.

    That's it.

    You can shoot pictures of children; your rights don't change because of their age or where they are, as long as they're visible from a place that's open to the public. (So no sneaking into schools or climbing fences.)

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