Re: Settlement for Professor that was taking photos from public land.
- Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We are having an extensive discussion over in the World Wide Panorama List about this same topic of what where and when can panorama photographers take imaging. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwp/ Topic #11595
Your comment is timely to our next WWP event 17 -21 September "Performing Arts". If you do not have access to this WWP Yahoo Groups List may I copy and repost it there ?
Thank you in advance
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "jscancella2003" <jim@...> wrote:
> Just an FYI. Taking pictures of objects or people in plain view is not a crime. An art professor who was frisked, handcuffed and detained for taking photos of power lines in Snhomish WA. just received an $8,000 (US) settlement after the U.S. District Court in Seattle found that the officers "lacked a reasonable justification for their aggressive tactics in completely restraining [Professor] Scheier's personal liberty." Professor Scheier was detained in the back of a police car for nearly an hour, after taking pictures of towers at a substation, even after she explained who she was and what she was doing.
- Sometime around 31/8/09 (at 19:53 +0000) texas360dave said:
>If you do not have access to this WWP Yahoo Groups List may I copyEven more importantly than that, if you don't have access to the WWP
>and repost it there ?
list, we'd love to have you join and take part in the quarterly