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    #1

    "Photography is prohibited"

    I am used to seeing: "Photography is prohibited" is phrased/written on the copier at some offices, here in S. Arabia.

    Would copy (is) not allowed be OK?

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    #2

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    If something is prohibited, then it's not allowed. That's right.
    Are you really meaning to ask whether "Copying is not allowed on this copier" is OK?

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    #3

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    Do they mean something like "Don't print or copy photographs on this copier"?

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    #4

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    Yes for your both questions, Ray and SD.

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    #5

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Copying is not allowed on this copier"
    I take it to mean 'The copying of anything is not allowed on this copier', which actually means using this copier is not allowed.
    Am I right or wrong? Not a teacher.

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    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    I am not a teacher.

    It certainly looks that way. Unless you can use the copier to make a cup of tea, or something.

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    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    It doesn't make any sense to have a copier that nobody is allowed to use as a copier. (Maybe they're only supposed to use it as a place where people eat lunch.)

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    #8

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    The most obvious meaning is that copying photographs is not allowed. That would allow copying of text.

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    #9

    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I am used to seeing: "Photography is prohibited" is phrased/written on the copier at some offices, here in S. Arabia.

    Would copy (is) not allowed be OK?

    ****Not a teacher ****

    Sorry, I am not answering your question, but just wanted to mention that such signs (Photography (is) prohibited) are seen in India at airports and sometimes in/outside temples. So, the first impression I got is photographing the copier or the area around there is prohibited. But that does not make much sense.

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    Re: "Photography is prohibited"

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    ****Not a teacher ****

    Sorry, I am not answering your question, but just wanted to mention that such signs (Photography (is) prohibited) are seen in India at airports and sometimes in/outside temples. So, the first impression I got is photographing the copier or the area around there is prohibited. But that does not make much sense.
    That is exactly what the words mean. I don't think it is what the person who wrote the words meant to say. "Photography is prohibited" means don't take phototgraphs. It doesn't mean "don't make copies of photographs."

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