Quote Originally Posted by Iluvmycam View Post
It all boils down to this...are we within our legal rights to shoot as we please. After that, it rests on personal etiquette, that which varies around the world.
This is entirely the point, and why the original complaint voiced by OP is absurd at best. If you truly don't give a crap about whether or not your subjects want to be photographed, and you are interested solely in the law, then surely you'd understand your subject is under no obligation to react positively to your actions and is within his/her legal rights to be upset, call you a pervert, a creep, an obnoxious asshole etc.