{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Notes03 - Honors 208W Fall 2011 Flag-draped coffins Tami...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Honors 208W Fall 2011 Photography and the Law Flag-draped coffins - Tami Silicio, April 7, 2004
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) I am not a lawyer… I have read about some common legal questions in books and on web pages, and discussed them with friends and colleagues, but I am not a lawyer. The World Wide Web is still a relatively young arena, and many of the tough questions might still be unasked and/or untested in the courts. University Counsel has basically said release forms are often not worth the paper they are printed on, so basically your goal should always be to act in a manner that would NOT invite a lawsuit. Even if you win, it will cost money to defend yourself.
Image of page 2
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Taking -vs- Using There are two different types of questions that you might ask yourself: Can I take this picture? Can I use this picture?
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Can I take this picture? Don’t get in the way of things. Taking pictures of public places is generally fine, but setting up a bunch of equipment in the middle of the street where people are trying to walk might not be. Taking pictures of cars driving on public roads should be fine, but standing in the middle of traffic is probably not (and even if it is, it doesn’t seem very wise). Don’t annoy people. Taking pictures of people in a public place should be fine, but should be done politely and/or unobtrusively. If someone asks you not to take their picture, does it really hurt you in any way to honor their request? David Seymour would talk to and get to know many of his subjects before photographing them.
Image of page 4
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Can I take this picture? Respect privacy. There are four privacy torts: • Intrusion. Private Facts False Light • Misappropriation Taking pictures of people where they have some expectation of privacy or anonymity sounds like a bad idea even if you think you technically have a legal right to do so in a specific situation. Don’t trespass. While you might legally be allowed to keep and/or use the photographs you take, you are committing a crime that has penalties. Look for signs. Museums, theaters, etc. might have their own policies on photography. Look for signs. If in doubt, ask someone who works there who should know the answer.
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Consider the picture below:
Image of page 6
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Consider the picture below:
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes © 2005-2011 : Evan Golub ([email protected]) Can I take this picture?
Image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern