The revolution won’t be photographed

Britain’s on going march towards a police state continues apace. Saw this article today about the new Counter Terrorism 2008 bill:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/28/police_photography_guidance/

So in the future even photographing the police could be an offence. It’s not like anti-terrorism law ever gets applied to non-terrorist activity is it?

This bill will also remove the pesky right of of photographers to refuse to handover film or memory cards when asked by the police: http://photorights.org/blog/42-days-and-hand-over-your-flash-card

The police have tried numerous times to force innocent members of the public to incorrectly hand over film or memory cards

With these new powers they could confiscate your film/memory card/camera for anything they can label as “terrorism” (read: anything they don’t like). You couldn’t even take photographic proof of the police’s behaviour because that, too, would be an offence.

Welcome to 1984. Preventing thought crime for your freedom.

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