A Short Documentary and Primer on how the UK's Anti-Terrorism laws affect photography and video of Police / by Luke Cartledge

Act of Terror from Fat Rat Films on Vimeo.
Documentary director and producer Gemma Atkinson produced this film in response to the ordeal she had to go through after being threatened with charges under the UK's Anti-Terrorism laws. Since September, especially, the London bombings in 2005, successive UK governments have steadily increased the powers afforded to the police in the continued fight against terrorism. For photographers and anyph, Section added inimportant. This provision made it illegal to film or photograph a police officer in the pursuit of their duty if the recording was likely to be useful to a terrorist. This section has now been changed in part due to the campaigning of Gemma Atkinson.
Gemma's campaign began after she was threatened, under section , for videoing the Stop-and-Search of her boyfriend at Aldgate East underground station, London.
This is a great piece, shining a light on the current confusion and over-reach that these laws have come to be. To this day there is still confusion and mixed interpretations. The Metropolitan Police has posted a summary of it's own advice, however this appears to be interpreted differently on various documented occasions.
Act of Terror
(via BoingBoing)