Photos including Taipei 101 are not banned, and I don’t know where you got that idea from. Of course photography is covered by visual arts laws, but people are being harrassed and threatened more now post 911 for photographing landmarks. If they want to designate Taipei 101 a military target then they could prohibit you from taking pictures of it from public places. Using recognizable locations in movies has always been prohibited unless you get the correct permissions, hasn’t it?[/quote]
Can they sue you for editing it out and putting a generic building in its place? Honestly, what else is Taiwan known for in the world except Taipei 101, fights breaking out during government meetings, and cheap plastic shit? If they’re going to make themselves a pain in the ass for the one positive thing the general public knows about them, they can’t be surprised when no one takes them seriously.
If they made Taipei 101 a military structure,
a) it would be ridiculous to think they could hide it from enemy fire, and
b) they could kiss most pictures of Taipei goodbye seeing as the damn thing is so ubiquitous.