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

On Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 10:17:19PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> I suggest that in the future, DebConf adopts a codex which asks of
> participants only to publish those photos for which they have
> received explicit consent, before or afterwards.

I hope not. While I don't take photos myself, I often enjoy other
people's photos. I think you are trying to place an unreasonable and
undue burden on the photographers.

The starting point must be that people usually have the right to
publish their photos. Since in those cases the most you can do is to
kindly ask them to not photograph you or remove a photo of you, I do
consider it entirely unreasonable to try to place on them the heavy
burden of having to obtain consent before publishing. That would make
photography unnecessarily difficult in a case where there can be no
reasonable expectation of privacy.

I, and I suspect many others, like having photos of DebConf. The
effect of what you demand would be to suppress many photos that nobody
would object to simply because someone somewhere could have had an
objection to the photo and the photographer never got around to
asking. No. In the case of quite normal, innocent photos that burden
should not be on the photographers.


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