illegal? seriously? humbug!

found this news item most interesting. In a city that loves cctv it was even more intriguing. Reality is that it is not illegal but there is need for clarity as people are becoming more and more confused of the rights and wrongs of photography. There are many discussions on flickr that show it is a worldwide phenomenon.

update: the Home Office have apparently issued a statement saying that it is not illegal to take photographs in a public place, as long as you are not committing a nuisance (via bbc)