Despite the law being clear on a citizen’s rights to freely take pictures in public places, UK photographers have often found themselves doing battle with clueless cops and power mad plastic PCs during the course of their business.
Now it seems that things are just as stupid in the States, as comedian Stephen Colbert explains in three steps in this video clip:
1. AmTrack (the US main train operator) announces a photography contest
2/ Photographer Kerzic takes photographs for AmTrack’s photography contest
3/ Amtrack police arrest Kersiz for taking photographs
Meanwhile, Brit photographers are advised to read this in-depth article from our sister site: Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK.