Tel Aviv is a vibrant, secular Israeli, which, like New York City, never sleeps. Recently, some residents of Tel Aviv have become agitated about copyright law, in particular an attempt to stop photographers from taking pictures, from the street, of the Opera Tower. An amateur photographer, Ziv Mizrahi, was taking pictures of the building a week or so ago, when a guard ordered him to stop. The company that managed the building told him he needed written permission to take pictures since the building is subject to copyright.
The response was a “flashmob,” in which photographers gathered in front of the building and took pictures beginning on March 7th, apparently without incident. The story is told here. Pictures of the flashmob were then posted to Flickr, available here.