Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras

Hellbent on banning something after RIM acquiesced to various Arabian nations’ BlackBerry threats, Kuwait is believed to have banned the public from using DSLR cameras in public. Members of the press are still allowed to use them, apparently.

According to the Kuwait Times, the ban was processed by the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance. There’s been no word as to why they’ve chosen to ban the larger cameras, with compacts and cameraphones still being allowed, supposedly. The ban will affect tourists, too—so if you’ve got an upcoming holiday or business trip to Kuwait planned, I’d suggest leaving that Canon or Nikon behind just in case they start confiscating them. [Kuwait Times via Thinq]



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