The Bible

Photography and the law

Free expression versus the right to privacy

A photographer is a citizen with a camera who, like everyone else, has to abide by the law. In most countries, the law attempts to balance the right to free expression and a free press with the individual’s right to privacy.

In essence, if a subject is on their private property, such as in their house or their garden, a photographer cannot take a picture without permission. Photographers are also not allowed to take pictures in certain zones at airports or in court.

Photographers in court

Laws about photographing members of the public in the street and photographing people who are in the news differ from country to country and are open to very broad interpretation. ...

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