Re: [tips_and_tricks] Fw: Today's Legal News, March 28, 2003
- I think that if you are in a privately-owned
establishment such as a bar, the owner is going to
have the right to decide whether photography is
allowed in there or not. If he says you can't do it
in there, then that's that. It is not THAT public. I
think "public" means like outdoors in some public
place, street, park, etc. where people who are there
cannot expect to have the same kind of privacy that
they would have in their homes or their own property.
I don't think that would mean that you have the right
to use photos of people without their permission,
unless it is the news and you are shooting the photos
for a newspaper or something.
Now I am not 100% sure about all this, it just seems
like that is what I have heard on the subject. If you
want to take a picture of somebody, the best thing to
do is ask them first. Of course if you are a
commercial photographer you are going to have them
sign a "model release" which gives you permission.
You might look at some photography web sites for more
information on this.
--- turbodog <turbodog@...> wrote:
> i have a legal question__________________________________________________
> i dont know if this is the correct forum, i
> appolgise if it is not
> i was told tonight that it is illegal to take a
> photograph in a bar
> i assumed that since a bar was a public place, that
> photos were legal
> am i right or wrong?
> PS, i live in louisiana by the way
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- In a message dated 4/1/2003 10:19:03 PM Central Standard Time,
<< i have a legal question
i dont know if this is the correct forum, i appolgise if it is not
i was told tonight that it is illegal to take a photograph in a bar
i assumed that since a bar was a public place, that photos were legal
am i right or wrong?
PS, i live in louisiana by the way
>>TAKING THE PHOTOGRAPH ISN'T THE DEAL IT IS WHERE AND WHAT YOU PRINT IT ON OR
IN. THEN YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO HAVE SIGNED PERMISSION
PAUL IN CCHICAGO