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Chris_L 5 5.3k United Kingdom
6 Apr 2016 10:47PM
OP is looking to settle an argument about whether it's allowed or not rather than what approach works best.

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Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
6 Apr 2016 11:14PM
And there lays the problem.
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
7 Apr 2016 12:10AM
I did not mean to come across quite like that Chris.

On one hand you have the law and in the other the responsibility of the photographer, ethics and so on.

There`s an interesting take on this here
KrazyKA 3 1.3k United Kingdom
7 Apr 2016 12:33AM
Interesting, although applies to U.S. There's a link to other countries although old info, but may be useful
KrazyKA 3 1.3k United Kingdom
7 Apr 2016 12:34AM
http://content.photojojo.com/photo-technique/tips/legal-rights-of-photographers/
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
7 Apr 2016 12:59AM

Quote:Interesting, although applies to U.S. There's a link to other countries although old info, but may be useful


He`s talking mostly about ethics, not no much about law.
7 Apr 2016 12:55PM
As others have said - it depends. First and foremost it depends on which country, the law is different in different parts of the world. Most of the replies relate so far to the UK.

In France, unlike in the UK, people do have rights relating to images of themselves. The key principle is that if the person is the main subject of the photo, then they have rights relating to the image and you need their permission. If the person is in the shot as part of a crowd or simply by accident in say a landscape, but not the main subject, then they do not have any rights. In practice there are a lot of grey areas to this, and precedents suggest that it is very hard for a person to claim rights to any shot taken in a public place. Another exception is photographs of anyone in public office or a performer for example, who is then deemed to have made themselves "news worthy" and so given up their right to privacy when in public.

UK holiday makers in France please take note !!!!
hobbo Plus
8 1.3k 3 England
7 Apr 2016 9:33PM
Not sure about ....Ethics.....but....it's OK ......in Thuthics 😝

Hobbo


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