Yesterday when we went to DC, one of the places we visited was Union Station. I’d never been so I took some pictures. Well, shortly after that, I had some cop come up and hassle me for taking pictures. He said something about needing permission from the building owner. Well, this morning, I google for photographer’s rights and find tons of things. Just like I 1/2 way expected yesterday, I was well within my rights to take pictures there. I’ll remember this for next time.
Here are the pictures I took:
Here are some links to some sites you may find helpful:
The Photogrpaher’s Rights (pdf and written by an attorney)
USA Today Article about Photographer’s Rights
A Follow up to that same article
And, as I was writing this, I remembered this post I had written some time ago about this very thing (arg! Why didn’t I remember it at the time?!)
[Update 06-02-2008 22:55:51] A news crew was harassed while talking to the guy who makes the policies for Union Station. Link here.
[Update 05-18-2009 08:59:38] The NYPD has recently issued an Operations Order to members of the force. More information can be found here.