I take this text from another Yahoo group thinking that many of us have
an eminent interest in photography. Even if it's "only in the EU", such
a move would have many impacts on Switzerland!
I hope you don't consider this too off topic but it has serious
potential impact for anyone who takes photographs and posts them on line
as I imagine many people in this group do, however a contact of mine
drew this petition to my attention earlier today.
Apparently there could be a threat to those who wish to take photographs
of well-known landmarks or include them in views of other subjects.
Before you think it has something to do with heightened security it
hasn't ot is all to do with copyright.
There is an online petition to try and stop this European Parliament
bill which could become law in days.
The problem has come about as a result of a well-meaning attempt by
German MEP Julia Reda to remove restrictions in some European Union
countries such as France. Unfortunately things have backfired and and
amendment has been proposed which could cause restrictions to be imposed
in the majority of EU countries such as the UK and Germany where there
is complete freedom to photograph and publish online/
The petition and full explanation of the reasons behind it can be
If you google "Freedom of Panorama" you will find many recent news
reports on the threat.
I am not a great fan on on-line petitions or petitions in general but I
imagine the majority of people on this group would support it.