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Act of Terror: arrested for filming police officers – video

When police carried out a routine stop-and-search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma Atkinson filmed the incident. She was detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest. She launched a legal battle, which ended with the police settling the case in 2010. With the money from the settlement she funded the production of this animated film, which she says shows how her story and highlights police misuse of counterterrorism powers to restrict photography

I’m a photographer not a terroristScreen Shot 2013-04-29 at 12.44.38

Tube and train commuters caught on camera

Is this photography?  What is photography today, are there limits determined by camera, style, intent..

“There are a growing number of websites and photo galleries dedicated to critiquing the appearance, dress and behaviour of fellow travellers. ……Tubecrush.net invites commuters to send in pictures of strangers they find attractive or eye-catching. Subjects must be men travelling on the London underground.”  From the BBC, full story here

Here is a link to Tubecrush but as I couldn’t get it to work and the site crashed maybe it should be called Tubecra…