Bullring Photo Ban

Claiming security concerns, in a level of incompetance normally reserved for senior council managers, the management of the Bullrin have banned photography within the buildings and environs of the Bullring shopping centre. They claim that photographs taken of the Bullring could be used in the planning of a terrorist attack.

People who want pictures of the Bullring (inside and out) can buy a CD-ROM of them from the Bullring reception.

One can only assume that the CD-ROM has some sort of hi-tech security on it to prevent the photographs every being used to plot a terrorist attack. Presumably the many leaflets showing maps of the Bullring are similarly secured. Otherwise this would just look like some blatant attempt to force people to buy the CD-ROM if they wanted pictures of the Bullring and it’s Big Blue Turd.

4 Comments so far

  1. stu (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 1:51 pm

    Ha forgetting of course they could walk around the bull ring all day scouting the place. If they really want to do it they’re gonna do it photos or otherwise. Sounds more like a money spinner to me.

    I’m think I might make it my mission to take photos in the bull ring every time im there now and see how long it takes to get pulled up.

  2. joe (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

    Best of all — the bullring website has got an interactive flash map of the place (and some pictures!)

  3. jeff pritchard (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 2:39 pm

    did you manage to get any fotos of the bull ring interior/exterior , i ask because my son-in-law was one of the security patrols on duty when this absurd rule came into being? he and his colleagues find it ridiculous and are embarrassed when they have to inforce the rule. can it be the cost of the cd with pics of the bull ring on that have a baring on the rule? me thinks oh yes .

  4. Stephen Booth (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 3:14 pm

    I’ve taken some but that was before the ban. I’m pretty sure that the ban has much more to do with selling the CD than with prevention of terrorism.

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