D7100 @ the City (SB-700)

Started May 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
MTWewerka Regular Member • Posts: 156
Re: Big diff
I'm only going to respond to this post, once, then I'm done.

Potter, there is a reason companies like Google—who provide a "street view" free to the world—have to blur people's faces. Despite the fact that those people are "in public" it does not give Google the "right" to use their likeness without permission. It would be nearly impossible to get permission of all the people on the street. As such, Google is forced to blur their faces.

They are using the images commercially. Big difference from what was posted here.

The same logic goes for photography.

No it does not when used in the context the OP did, with all due respect.

Actually Mako, there is a very thin line with the internet in the new photography laws, especially those taught at colleges. When a photo is posted to the internet, to a "service, forum or company" those photos then become subject to the rules and regulations of each.

In short, if DPReview.com featured copy in their ToS that said they could use those photos posted on its forum to publicize its service, photos like those above then become commercial images. Hence why it becomes a legal issue when posting pictures of other people to the internet without their permission.

There is no defending the images above, not because of their subject material, how they are dressed or their focus, but because they feature people, up close without their permission, that have been posted to the internet.

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