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29/07/2006, 12:13 AM
(as we're not up to this yet lol)
Today while we were out, my guys made friends with another little girl (her family was there, as were we) and they did colouring together and played games and so on.
They were from o/s on holiday, & I thought maybe they might like some pics, so I asked permission, we exchanged emails and I clicked away and am sending pics through now.
There was someone else on the boat, who was just taking photos of anyone/everyone...
now, putting aside whether that bothered me or not, and putting aside the darker motives for *some* people taking photos and the means they go to to do it without you knowing...
this got me to thinking, and my q is:
If someone takes a pic of you, is this legal?
In the sense that, they are 'copying' your image, by means of photography, without your permission... Do you have any 'rights' in terms of your image/appearance and some 'copyright/intell property/pers prop kind of classifications etc?
I can think of arguments going both ways and examples of where an image has been permitted/not permitted, but wondering as to the 'law' on it...
Like I said, we're not at this stage yet (next year lol) so pardon incorrect terminology, but it got me thinking today...
because as we know, while something may be not okay morally or socially or in good conscience-type-thing, it can still be perfectly legal...
29/07/2006, 01:16 AM
How does it go when news reports show people? I've been on a couple of reports and didn't even know I was being filmed.
29/07/2006, 01:26 AM
lol there's prob a v simple answer to my q - 'no', lol but I wondered so thought heck someone on here would know, right?
Not sure Toppy... same here.
29/07/2006, 07:44 AM
There really are some contradictions in life. We can not photograph my DD during school events or calisthenic concerts (I have no problem with this) and yet, my daughters can be in a public place and be photographed easily.
As an example, when we were playing in a park one day, a little lad ran up and started to take interest in my DD, because of their ages at the time they were more touching each other, animatedly interested in each other. But when the little boy's Dad began snapping away with his camera, asking for hugs and cuddles between the kids, I felt 'uneasy'. I could not put my finger on the feeling, and DH was a little perplexed by my feelings, but I felt it was wrong for reasons such as the kids did not know each other, no relationship was established, my child was not a toy to be included in his pics etc. To this day I felt it was inappropriate to assume it was okay to snap away at my DD without my consent. I hope that makes sense.
29/07/2006, 10:07 AM
Its not worth the risk. When I was studying photography we were told to always ask permission, same as asking permission before using the images for anything etc. You photograph the wrong person in pubic you risk them getting very angry!
I did a heap of photos at the play centre meet for the melb eb girls on thursday, i had other kids asking me to take their photo but there is no way I would have, not without checking with mum first. If I saw soemone publicly photographing my child in a park or whatever I would approach them and ask what they were doing and request they didnt do it.
29/07/2006, 10:53 AM
Just look at the celebrities, I am sure they do not give permission for the photos taken of them sometimes to be publish.. Why should it be any different for us no names..
29/07/2006, 11:21 AM
hmmm this is a sticky one...
my hubby and i have issues with the photography topic due to pictures of us being found on various websites made by people we know, one a family member.
they were not explicit in any way, but the written content accompanying the pics was offensive, untrue and gave out personal information. i wont go into details, but we made it very clear to relatives and friends how we felt about our pics being taken after this.
a member of our family continued this behaviour and we have had many fights on this topic, but she will not seem to learn... it's all fun to her.
we decide that in light of these events she would not be able to have pics of our son, but when he was born we kinda let it slide as she is in our immediate family, and we thought she would behave this time...
we recently found out that she had taken photos of our son without our knowledge and was emailing them to all her friends on the net (that's how our pics ended up on the other web pages).
we don't know how to deal with this, as confronting her never worked before....
needless to say she has not seen our son for 2 weeks now, and it will be a while before she sees him again!
29/07/2006, 09:56 PM
We were at the park the other day and I was taking photos of my DD. Another little girl came up and sat with her and seemed to love the camera. I did continue taking photos for a bit because my DD was looking cute and I thought I could always photoshop it, so I have some photos of this girl on my computer. I wouldn't use them for anything though, as it would just feel a bit weird, not even sure why. I didn't see the little girl's parents so couldn't ask them if they wanted me to delete the photos or even email them a copy.
So even though I would assume its not illegal to take photos of people, I still feel like its not the "done thing".
29/07/2006, 11:16 PM
Hunter's childcare takes photos of the children, and uses them for various things.
But when you sign up, you actually sign a form stating that this is ok by you.
They sell the pics they take for 50c each for fundraising
Hunter ahs been in the newsletter, which I was quite proud of LOL.
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