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No Photos Allowed

The nice people at GOOD invited me to write a short piece about the implications of Florida’s pending Senate Bill 1246, which would prohibit “making any audio record, photograph, or video record at [a] farm without the owner’s written consent.” I ended up writing about a jeep in Utah and quoting Harry Truman. You can read it here.

As an ambivalent first-year law student, I’m wary of dispensing anything resembling legal advice to those who want to fight Homeland Security and overzealous rent-a-cops, so I will direct you to this useful PDF called Your Rights and Remedies When Stopped or Confronted for Photography. Best thing to know: “Absent a court order, private parties have no right to confiscate your film.”

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