Has anyone ever been arrested in Paris for taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower at night?
Is that a real law or one of urban legends?
- boy boyLv 72 months ago
im from uk ..over 30 years ago .i had a race with 3 lads ..first up ..and down the tower ..running ..i won ..it was easy for me ..i was used to running uphill in training ...on another trip i was thrown out of monte carlo ...my crime ? not wearing a shirt!...i was escorted by two police motorcyclist ..me walking ..10 years later i was building in france ..wonderful people
- SSP Bowl DudeLv 72 months ago
Take all the pictures you want as long as it's for personal use.
Copyright infringement is civil not criminal.
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
images.google.com. Search for Eiffel Tower at night. Thousands of images. No one has ever been arrested for posting these pictures. Magazines may need to pay for the rights to publish such pictures, but if this is a law, it's not enforced.
- CatherineLv 72 months ago
Nobody in the whole world has been arrested in Paris for taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower. Either it's at night or during the day.. Come on... lol
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- sunshine_melLv 72 months ago
Lol there are millions of night photos of the Eiffel Tower
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
No, I've taken night pictures of the tower with no problems.
- Donnie PorkoLv 72 months ago
It’s not illegal to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night as long as it’s for personal use. But if you post it on media then you’re breaking copyright laws. The rights to the lights are owned by the artist that installed it. So if you publish it, you’re breaking copyright laws.
We’ve been there twice and at light, if you look down at the park across from the Eiffel you can see flashes from cameras.
- 2 months ago
It's a real law, I'm afraid ...and what most people don't realize is that they'll be sent to a Mexican prison, as French prisons are horribly overcrowded.
The flight to Monterrey is first class, though. They serve the most delicious croissants, and even though you have to eat them with your hands cuffed behind your back, it's soooo worth it.