[cc-community] publicity rights (was Re: NC/ND)

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Dec 21 12:34:17 EST 2011

On Wednesday 21 December 2011 10:43:09 Alan Cox wrote:
> > Is that lawyer language? How does that translate into the real world
> > where real people take vacation photos where crowds gather and post them
> > to places like facebook, flickr, and the like? Some places where they can
> > choose various cc licenses. Are they all breaking that law?
> If the people can be recognized and you don't have permission from them
> then if they post them to public locations then probably yes. It's widely
> accepted that the current EU data protection law and photography
> combination is somewhat broken !
> The problem is that it includes sensitive personal data. For normal
> personal data you'd have a reasonable defence for various purposes that
> it wasn't practicable to ask them, for news purposes etc. None of those
> applies to sensitive data and it seems that nobody realised the hole they
> were digging when the various rules were passed.

So what do the sports stadiums over that way do currently? Print a 
license/permission on the back of all tickets sold?

Do people travelling to Europe need to be warned not to take any photos with 
people they don't know in the frame? Or warned just not to post them anywhere 
online? Something in between?

Or is the law so broken that it cannot be followed?
> Alan

all the best,


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