In a recent ridiculous legal ruling at the Patents County Court, the court found that the firm Temple Island (top picture – they sell hideous plastic knick-knacks) had its copyright infringed by the firm New English Tea (bottom picture). But these are wholly the products of different photos taken from different spots. The ruling would seem to make any such B&W photo of a red bus with Parliament in the background a ‘copyright infringement’. Which seems the thin end of a very dangerous wedge, for British photography in public places. Do we need a mass Photoshop campaign of making and posting similar “red bus and Parliament” images on Flickr and elsewhere?