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Taking photos without permission is now illegal in Hungary, photographers outraged
PetaPixel ^ | 03/15/2014 | DL Cade

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at petapixel.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: hungary; photography
If a political rally occurs, you can't take a photo of it.
1 posted on 03/17/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh
I guess this means that surveillance cameras are verboten as well?
2 posted on 03/17/2014 7:49:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: aimhigh

Google is outraged!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 7:50:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: aimhigh
Guess you'll need one of these when visiting Hungary. I used to use this in parts of the world where people got REALLY upset if you took their picture without permission. People would give me some really hard stares which scared me enough to quit using it.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 7:51:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: aimhigh

They’re just copying the Obama photo policy.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 7:53:27 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: aimhigh

Dang, and I am seriously planning on a trip to Budapest next year.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 7:55:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 8:01:30 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: aimhigh

I’m sure the Hungarian police and security service will honor this as well. /s


8 posted on 03/17/2014 8:02:00 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mass55th

If he’s doing Landscapes..... he may luck out.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: dfwgator

“I am seriously planning on a trip to Budapest next year.”
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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.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 8:11:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: mass55th

“I believe he’s already booked his hotel room.”
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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.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 8:15:43 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: dfwgator
 photo download_zpsa3ebf2bc.jpgMy Sister and Brother-in-Law spend six months in Budapest every year. They sent me this pic of the Danube in flood last year. I think they use Budapest as their base for visiting other countries. I also think it is a little cheaper too.
12 posted on 03/17/2014 8:19:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Did they get permission from the residents of that city? All of them?


13 posted on 03/17/2014 8:26:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AlexW

Thanks...I’ll keep that in mind.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GeronL

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.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 8:38:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Sounds like they could write a book about it


16 posted on 03/17/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: aimhigh
 photo aaaaajocopy.jpgEvelyn is standing in front of where they stayed last year.
17 posted on 03/17/2014 8:48:56 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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 photo 103_0026copy.jpgThis and the previous picture were actually from two years ago.. I bet they could write a book about their travels. John had hid wallet lifted on the Paris subway but the cops caught him and the wallet still had the money in it. Evelyn had her purse stolen in Chile by three guys. John who was around 65 at the time chased them down and was going to fight them over the purse even tho they all pulled knives. My Sister had to beg him not to. He really is a tough guy. He played for FSU in college until an injury ended his career.
18 posted on 03/17/2014 8:55:50 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Wow


19 posted on 03/17/2014 8:57:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: mass55th

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.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 10:18:18 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: aimhigh

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.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: yarddog

Budapest is a great city. Loved my visit there. Good Hungarian food too. Lots to see. Some great Art Nouveau architecture.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 2:24:30 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: yarddog

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?


24 posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:04 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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