#SaveFoP: Save Our Freedom of Panorama
The issue is now resolved. The petition was successful and Freedom of Panorama was saved. With thanks to all who participated.
– With links to the petition, UK MEP’s email addresses and tweeting tags. Please pass it around. :-).
Originally posted on phnat.org (Photographer Not A Terrorist). With thanks to Nico Trinkhaus who created the petition and Rabirius (Rabirius.me) who promoted a chain reaction.
Image © Grant Smith
On 9 July 2015 the European Parliament will vote on the “Freedom of Panorama” legislation, a law that if passed will restrict your right to take photographs from a public place of buildings and even views that have been copyrighted. Read more here.
In the the days leading up to the vote photographers rights campaign group I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist (PHNAT) calls on all photographers, professional and amateur, to go out and photograph your local landscapes and views, then tweet your photos to the European Parliament.
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Whaat! That’s just ridiculous. I hope that doesn’t get passed.
July 3, 2015 at 14:39
The chances are that it won’t, provided people keep up the pressure. News: NUJ are now backing the campaign
July 3, 2015 at 17:56
that seriously would be strange. horrible. i think we would need a new word for that. hope they wont be able to do this law.
July 7, 2015 at 00:10
The petition against stands at 317,923. At
Need more. The vote is on the 9th July. Please pass it along (Facebook, tweet etc). Every little bit helps and thanks for dropping by. 🙂
July 7, 2015 at 00:21
done, now waiting to see how many people will kick me because of spamming their inboxes 🙂
July 7, 2015 at 00:38
Well done you. I’m sure they will love you for it. There will be bears galore. 🙂
July 7, 2015 at 05:40
do we have any time when the result will be known? :-O
July 9, 2015 at 17:42
The petition was delivered yesterday (480,000), they voted today and the matter was dropped (we won). 😀 yay and thanks for your help. 😀
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July 9, 2015 at 18:31