Photographers' Rights

All Dressed Up And Nothing to do Except Arrest Photographers

All Dressed Up And Nothing to do Except Arrest Photographers

By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 5:31pm
Police around the country continue to violate individuals’ right to photography. A photographer named Carlos Miller maintains a web site in which he chronicles this problem. Now, Miller himself has obtained information about his own arrest for photography, which took place during the eviction of Miami Occupy protesters in January. Using an open-records request, he found that officials at the Miami-Dade Police Homeland Security Bureau, aka Fusion Center, had exchanged numerous e-mails over a period of months, in which they discuss their monitoring of Miller and his activities.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Gregory Brothers Team Up With the ACLU on Photographers' Rights

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Gregory Brothers Team Up With the ACLU on Photographers' Rights

By Derek Newton, ACLU of Florida at 12:09pm

A new video explains that taking photos in public of public actions — especially police — is a protected right.

The Whole World Is Watching: Your Right to Videotape Police

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 11:10am
SPECIAL FEATURE > A Guide to Photographers' Rights > Article: Law Enforcement Harrassment…

ACLU Lens: Wall Street Protest Enters Second Week

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 6:49pm

For the past 10 days, scores of demonstrators have occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street to protest what they believe are entrenched inequities in the nation’s financial system.

In response to the peaceful demonstration, the NYPD…

NYCLU on the Scene at Wall Street Protests

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 5:49pm

Inspired by the Arab Spring, a group of a few hundred protesters have occupied a park right off of Wall Street for more than a week, seeking attention for what they call a greedy and unjust financial system.  The staff of the New York Civil…

Is it Legal to Photograph or Videotape Police?

Is it Legal to Photograph or Videotape Police?

By Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 9:35am

Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right.

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