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Who Owns London’s Streets?

by | 28th, June 2008

THERE is no law prohibiting the taking of pictures or video in a public place.

The PCO copper on what looks like Oxford Street, London, thinks otherwise. He’s wrong. The videographer makers his point and gets into a row that makes for better footage than pigeons overhead, or whatever it is he’s filming. A surly copper is always good telly. A surly part-time copper is better.

The best part is about four minutes 36 seconds in when Simon Taylor, a “keen phographer”, reminds us how the police like citizens to hand in any images they have to wrongdoing, even though the picture themselves may have been taken illegally.


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