Monday 28 September 2009 7.43am
The jobsworth security guard could well be right "officially".
As the building is privatly owned, you "officially" has to ask permission to take a photo.
this would be the same with any persons property..
I don't think that's true. You need permission to be on the property, but not to photograph it from the public highway (or yourown property).
As Beetroot points out, the police often get this wrong. However, this is no reason to accept such abuses of the law.
...if you press it, they will come.