the sign above meaning no photography some places and people want their possessions and family to be protected from photography and being put into magazine, gossip columns or newspapers. the paparazzi known mostly for being stalkers and invasive of personal space of with famous people, celebrities or popular public figures, trying to gain money from scatting them off guard doing their normal daily doings.
Photography tends to be protected by the law through copyright and moral rights. Photography tends to be restricted by the law through miscellaneous criminal offenses. Publishing certain photographs can be restricted by the law of privacy which everyone is entitled to. Photography of certain people or objects, places or anything at all be generally restricted in the interests of public morality and the protection of children and others.
Wikipedia’s definition of the legal rights and laws behind photography in the United Kingdom is:
In general under the law of the United Kingdom one cannot prevent photography of private property from a public place, and in general the right to take photographs on private land upon which permission has been obtained is similarly unrestricted. However, landowners are permitted to impose any conditions they wish upon entry to a property, such as forbidding or restricting photography. Two public locations in the UK, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, have a specific provision against photography for commercial purposes without the written permission of the Mayor, or the Squares’ Management Team and paying a fee, and permission is needed to photograph or film for commercial purposes in the Royal Parks.
looking at the photograph directly above this paragraph you may understand why some people totally detest any public photography at all as this invasive type of photography is taking place, a few men trying to get a view of what obviously wasn’t meant to be viewed, everybody has a general right to privacy, but equally every photography has a right to take public photographs (with a few restrictions that is).
regular people who aren’t famous or celebrities usually aren’t harm by paps because they aren’t ‘worth’ taking photographs of. celebrities on the other hand are hurt, spat at, chased and even injured by paps on occasion, even the most important members of the british monarchy.
being a very popular target of the paparazzi due to her trying past and journey to the throne she must make the ‘big bucks’ with abusive, invasive and inappropriate pictures being sold by paparazzi for money from people’s unfortunate, mistakes. people insist on taking pictures that people want to see due to the fat that they will be talked about and want to be seen by some people, showing that celebs, or polar social figures aren’t so perfect as they seem
“For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily… Spat at, verbally abused… I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.” she said.