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Re: [Debconf-discuss] "Do not photograph" checkbox in registration


Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> Any solution that you come up with is going to be at the discretion
> of the photographers to conform to, because the law is not on the
> side of the photograph's subject where public spaces are concerned.

Note that for the next DebConf the legal situation is more complicated
as Germany has much more strict "rights to the own image" than most
other countries (see e.g.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recht_am_eigenen_Bild, in German). I am
not a lawyer and haven't dealt a lot with German image law, but in
Germany it is definitely not as clear-cut as elsewhere, even in public

However, I think this is not a legal discussion, and should not be. I'm
just mentioning this because you brought it up. The DFSG are not
legally binding either and the Debian project manages to enforce them.
The Code of Conduct is only legally binding in part and we want to
enforce it anyway. So obviously the Debian Project and DebConf in
particular can find a policy for taking photographs and implement it,
should we have rough consensus; irrespective of copyright or imaging




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