Rights as Canadian photographers

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  1. dances_w_clouds

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    Thanks for the link. The local photoclub invited a lawyer in to discuss privacy laws recently and this echoes what he said.
     
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    This is really good information to know. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Police protect their own first and foremost, whether their comrades are right or wrong. Therefore, if you intend to exercise your legal right to photograph them, I suggest doing so with a telephoto lens from a position that conceals your presence. Once they are aware of your presence, you will be perceived as a nuisance at best, but more likely, a potential threat. Expect harsh words and be prepared to comply with unconstitutional demands or face unjust repercussions. Do not expect to educate them on the legality of photography in public places unless you enjoy the tingle of 50,000 volt pulses.
     
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    So the alternative is to suck it up? That can't work out well either.
     
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    It's the same in every country it's one thing to know you're legal rights, but another thing to convince the two huge cops who are beating the shit out of you in the back of a police van.
     
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    Nice thread !!.. thanks for sharing . Its helpful for knowing all legal conditions in photography.:D