You Can’t Take A Picture Of This Starbucks!

Kate is a sweet Canadian photo bug who just happened to be taking some pictures of a Toronto Starbucks when a goonish barrista burst out of the store’s chocolate-hued facade and started claiming she couldn’t take photographs of the building. Luckily, a group of tourists happened to be passing, overheard the exchange and staged an impromptu mass rebellion, snapping hundreds of photographs of the Starbucks in question before the Starbucks manager could even speed dial Russel Crowe to sort the whole thing out.

Kate wonders whether the Starbucks employee was actually legally in the right. In the States, the answer is pretty much “Hell No.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as good in Canada, where trespass laws include allowing the owner to specify what activities are or are not allowed on the property. Of course, if you were standing off the property, there’s probably not a hell of a lot he can do.

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You Can’t Take A Picture Of A Starbucks [Ocean Park No. 66]


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  1. P33KAJ3W says:

    This is why Starbucks is the Devil.

  2. rikomatic says:

    A private business is allowed to restrict the taking of photography and video if they wish. You have no right to shoot on someone elses property.

    If you are on a public street, you can shoot whatever you want. But on their premises they can ask you to leave if you shoot.

  3. AcidReign says:

    …..Frankly, this sounds more like a little Hitler manager making $7 an hour puffing his chest up! I’d have loved to have read about him calling the cops!

  4. matto says:

    Every time a Starbucks story comes up, the haters come out of the woodwork.

    AcidReign, you self-important twat, being a barista is a miserable enough job to have, without pricks like yourself and your “$7 an hour” attitude.

    Just because you were raised with some sort of upper-middle-class sense of superiority and entitlement doesn’t mean you aren’t a barely literate prick.