EU May Ban Taking Photos of Landmarks

With a new amendment to the legislation, photographers will be forced to ask permission prior to posting professional photo to internet.

Next week European parliament will review an amendment to the law that prohibits publishing professional photos featuring European landmarks on the internet without permission from the owner, writes Daily Mail.

The changes in the legislation were suggested by Jean-Marie Cavada, writes Daily Express. The ban is aimed at commercial photographers, but Daily Mail fears ordinary tourists may be affected also.

Similar restricts are in place for the Eiffel Tower at night. Written permission must be obtained from the operating company Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel prior to any use of the tower’s photo with illumination.

Due to the possible change in legislation, Wikipedia plans to publish users photos of the famous landmarks.

(Photo on the cover: Depositphotos)

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