Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/15[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> I'm curious if the use of a tripod is the determining > factor when the Lone Cypress Police appear out of nowhere > with their guns drawn. The key is to take the photograph from public property. You cannot be stopped from doing that. If you are on private property, then the owner of the property can restrict what you may do while thereon (including photography, the use of tripods, and so on). > What could they possibly charge you with if you > refused to stop taking a photograph from the same > vantage point that other tourists were shooting from? You could be sued for trespassing, I suppose. But something tells me that this has never actually been done. I suggest that someone take an absolutely top-quality image of the Lone Cypress, digitize it, and release the image to the public domain, thereby allowing anyone to use the image for anything, and causing the utility of restricting photography to abruptly evaporate.