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

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Dec 21 13:46:43 EST 2011

> > 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?

Their CCTV will be registered with data protection officials, and they
won't be publishing the data except in the event of crimes to the police
(which is naturally enough permissible under DP rules).

> 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?

As with any country or state you should ascertain both the cultural and
legal situation. Even within the US there are state laws to be careful
of, while in some cultures taking still photographs of some subjects will
get you beaten up even if its legal.

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

Its certainly a bit dysfunctional - but how that is viewed rather depends
on which European state/cultural grouping is involved. Remember Europe is
not a single bland country.


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