Arkansas Governeor Asa Hutchinson vetoed the state’s controversial “Personal Rights Protection Act” that would force street photographers to get written permission from strangers they photograph. The photography world reacted swiftly in condemning the bill and it’s good to see the governor did the right thing. Hit the jump for more details.
Personal Rights Protection Act
A new Arkansas privacy bill could spell the end for street photography in the state. The Personal Rights Protection Act requires photographers get written consent from individuals before publishing any photographs. The bill is being opposed by many photography advocacy groups as it places an unprecedented burden on photographers but I see a much larger problem. Hit the jump for all the details.