[kwlug-disc] Public photo taking / posting - experiences & gotchas?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Sep 25 14:03:42 EDT 2009


I know this really isn't a list question, except readers do use 
computers and have experiences to share, and, it ties in with the 
recent Copyright threads.

I took quite a few pictures at last weekend's Kitchener-Waterloo Human 
Society SurfDogs. http://kwhumane.com/ [That's actually one of my 
shots, down on the left side, below 'Surf Dogs 2009 Update'. Cool!] 
They have a facebook presence as well. 
http://www.facebook.com/KitchenerWaterlooHumaneSociety. 
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=168142840169&ref=mf. [Pics 2- 
5 are mine - even more way cool.]

I'm considering uploading photos somewhere, such as flickr. I see 
flickr will maintain copyright. They even comprehend Creative Commons, 
and so on. But they don't maintain Exif data. I could probably write 
on the KWHS facebook wall with a link to wherever, once posted.

Anyone have pros / cons, suggestions, suggested sites, for this photo 
posting? Is there value in myspace, instead, in case some blog or 
other inane material makes sense?


It's been a while since I've looked into or thought about taking 
pictures in public places. Hadn't even thought about the private / 
commercial aspects of taking pictures, let alone getting releases signed.

Did come across 
http://ambientlight.ca/laws.php#You_are_guaranteed_the_right_to_take_photographs.

How much more / deeply need I think about or consider such?

[I carte blanche release you all - you are not lawyers, you are not 
providing an actionable legal opinion, yada, yada, yada.]



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