Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/05

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Subject: [Leica] images of strangers
From: Harvey.Arche at (Arche, Harvey)
Date: Wed Apr 5 06:19:18 2006

This is really interesting. Just what is the situation in the various
Nathan wrote:
It is true in most but not all countries. Specifically, I am pretty sure

that in France you have a presumption of privacy even in a public place.

I therefore believe that I have several illegal images on my site, see 
e.g., but so far I 
have not received any summons from French lawyers, and if I ever do, 
then I have a French lawyer in my own family there ;-)
Arche, Harvey wrote:
> I'm very relieved to learn about the photographer's status, shooting
> public places. Now I know all I need is chutzpah, and not a lawyer on 
> retainer. I had gotten the impression that lawsuits in the 90's had 
> altered the legal landscape (not in the 'patriots don't take pictures'

> sense) and that individuals had developed privacy priviledges on their

> likenesses as private persons, regardless of being in public places.
> this I'm glad (sort of) to be mistaken. 


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