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Re: [Debconf-discuss] pictures and privacy (was: my pictures so far (including the bicyle tour))

On 6 August 2011 19:41, martin f krafft <madduck@debconf.org> wrote:
> As said before, this reverses responsibility. It is *your*
> responsibility to ensure that whatever you do does not interfere
> with the privacy, intimacy, and freedom of others. An argument like
> "I've tried, but I have bad memory and thus …" is just a cop-out.

Legally there are only two real options:
* either we view Debconf as an newsworthy even of public import (or
whatever the exact definition is in your region) and in that case
there is no expectation of privacy;
* or, if we reject the above assertion, then EVERY photographer must
get EVERY person in EACH photograph to PHYSICALLY SIGN a printed Model
Release Form before any such image can be published in any shape or
form. Same for video.

If we go the second route, then I don't think there will be very many
human-containing photos or videos from the next Debconf, if any at

If we go the first route, then, while we are not we are not legally
obliged to do so, but as a courtesy we will take down images and try
to avoid taking them if people specifically request so, as it has
always been done in the past.

There is no middle road, unfortunately. As we all know, copyright law
is quite .. nuclear in its approach to mosquito safety.

Best regards,
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