Went to a local Street Fair - No Photography

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Re: Went to a local Street Fair - No Photography
In reply to Larry Berman, Jul 6, 2012

Larry Berman wrote:

Here's the thing. Sandy had it right. I've been doing art shows for over 30 years and copying has always been a problem. Now that the down sliding economy is effecting the art shows, artists are a lot more sensitive to things that may effect their bottom line.

If copying has "always" been a problem, then photography isn't the issue, is it? It's the mere fact that an object is seen in public that allows the copying. So a blanket ban on photography is going to be of no use, if copying has "always" been a problem.

As for the blanket right to point your camera at what ever you choose, there seems to be a lack of common sense in this discussion. The artists pay a lot of money for their 10x10 space. For the amount of time the event is happening, it's their property and they expect the same courtesy as if you came into their home.

What about the "common sense" idea that if you're showing your stuff out in public, someone in the public might take a photo of it? If you don't want your stuff to be seen in public, then don't put it out for people to see!

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