Skip to comments.Taking photos without permission is now illegal in Hungary, photographers outraged
Posted on 03/17/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT by aimhigh
Effective today, a new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street photographers and photojournalists jobs infinitely more complicated and opening the door for a landslide of litigation.
Reported first in The Guardian, the new law expands current regulations that prohibited the publication of images without consent, something justice ministry officials say merely codifies existing court practice.
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Google is outraged!
They’re just copying the Obama photo policy.
Dang, and I am seriously planning on a trip to Budapest next year.
My oldest son is going to Budapest in May for a couple of days. Just sent him the link to the Guardian article. He usually takes 2-3 different cameras with him on his overseas trips. I wonder if this will make him change his plans, although I believe he’s already booked his hotel room.
I’m sure the Hungarian police and security service will honor this as well. /s
If he’s doing Landscapes..... he may luck out.
“I am seriously planning on a trip to Budapest next year.”
Budapest is a nice city.
I think the angst is much ado about little.
How many people take photos of individuals without their consent? I seriously doubt that the law applies to tourist taking wide view photos.
“I believe hes already booked his hotel room.”
If he has not booked a hotel, I can recommend a great B&B
in a fine location. Let me know, and I will forward a contact.
Did they get permission from the residents of that city? All of them?
Thanks...I’ll keep that in mind.
They have been traveling all over the world ever since he was a Naval Aviator back in the early 60s. My Sister told me last year that her husband who is approaching 80, does not take a single medication. He is in remarkable shape for his age.
I remember when they first began visiting Hungary she told me they were not good about helping you out unless you actually asked them for help, then they were very good. That first year they had a student respond to a request for directions, spend the whole day showing them around Budapest and he refused any money.
Evelyn did tell me that the best food they have found has been in Serbia. The friendliest people are in Poland and Scotland. Prettiest country overall, I was surprised she said Hungary thinking maybe Austria, Germany or Switzerland would be best.
Sounds like they could write a book about it
I found Hungarians to be very laissez faire about leaving people be. They are not a officious people. I did always feel that there was a lot going on that I couldn’t see.
Didn’t read the full article, but this caught my eye.
“prohibited the *publication* of images without consent” So it would be a different issue from someone being personally offended by the taking of a photo.
Hurry we must notify everyone in Hollywood so they can all get their things packed to move there. We must also insure that photographers are free to take pictures everywhere else.
Budapest is a great city. Loved my visit there. Good Hungarian food too. Lots to see. Some great Art Nouveau architecture.
Being photo shy is not all that uncommon in Europe. I took a photo of a Belgaufra waffle stand in Belgium, and got a wave off/scolding from one of the workers plus an admonition from a passerby.
Same thing happened in Frankfurt when taking a picture of KFC Bratwurst.
I like to take pictures of funny signs and this one got to me. Apparently, a company cannot advertise itself as being the world’s best in anything like we do over here.
So the picture I took said “Belgaufra Probably the best waffle in the world.”
I mean, who wouldn’t buy an unpretentious waffle like that?