The European Union and The Freedom of Panorama

This is astounding and alarming for photographers, tourists and selfie-fanatics: the European Union is considering legislation that would make it illegal – yes, illegal – to publish your vacation snapshots of The London Eye, or a night-time view of the Eiffel Tower on Facebook!

Read this article on The Telegraph for more information:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11695345/Freedom-of-panorama-EU-proposal-could-mean-holiday-snaps-breach-copyright.html

Here is an article on Forbes.com that describes the situation as well:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2015/06/25/why-the-eu-wants-to-stop-you-posting-your-vacation-photos-online/

If you’d like to express your displeasure to the EU Parliament, I encourage you to sign the Petition at Change.org: Save the Freedom of Photography! http://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-save-the-freedom-of-photography#petition-letter

Save the Freedom of Photography! Save the Freedom of Photography!

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One Response to The European Union and The Freedom of Panorama

  1. dspearson says:

    UPDATE: The Change.org petition was successful! To quote an update at https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-save-the-freedom-of-photography-savefop-europarl-en/u/11358071, “Your voices have been heard by the European Parliament and by the European Commission! After handing over the half a million signatures on Wednesday, the parliament voted yesterday with a big majority against any restriction of the Freedom of Panorama!”

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