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Re: [Debconf-discuss] pictures and privacy


I must admit, I'm quite annoyed about this discussion. DebConf is a
conference and therefore a public event, so WTF?

On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 07:44:52PM +0300, Sami Liedes wrote:
> 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.

Yup. Looking forward to especially the bicycle tour pictures from Ian.

> 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.

I fear that, too, and it would be very sad and quite a loss for
DebConf, especially also for those who couldn't attend.

> In the case of quite normal, innocent photos that burden should not
> be on the photographers.

Yeah, and nearly all photos with people on it are very innocent. And
for those few which are not, asking the people on the picture is not a
burden. But having to ask _all_ would be.

		Kind regards, Axel
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