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

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Subject: [Leica] images of strangers
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed Apr 5 15:38:52 2006
References: <4F488248ADCD6C419976DFE43A115091EBABE0@SV-EX01.jp2hs.campus>

I will be in Paris Monday... and for 3 weeks... will be careful, but  
I have never, ever had any trouble there...

I will enquire re current laws and understandings...

the vision comes to mind of BD taking  a self portrait on the Metro,  
and signing a permit first..



On Apr 5, 2006, at 6:19 AM, Arche, Harvey wrote:

> This is really interesting. Just what is the situation in the various
> countries?
> 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 ;-)
> Nathan
> Arche, Harvey wrote:
>> I'm very relieved to learn about the photographer's status, shooting
> in
>> 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.
> In
>> this I'm glad (sort of) to be mistaken.
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