I can see in the rules why this thread was closed, but would have to ask why, on a photography forum, we can't discuss photographers rights? Isn't that subject very much a part of photography these days and what we should be talking about? Many people can't take photographs on the streets in peace and then also can't discuss it in here..... The OP was seriously upset about it, and he can't come in here and mention it, so if he wants to talk about it's a case of 'Go somewhere else, Son, you're not welcome in here with your photographers rights...' Why? Classing it as politics is just an utter cop out.... Rules 5. Discussion of politics and religion is not allowed anywhere on the site. This includes discussion of photography-related politics such as photographers' rights.