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2007-03-01
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Consent to Photograph

I am being asked to do a tour of a ski area.  I was always under the impression that you need a consent to photograph form from people if you are taking photos in a public place and it is being used for commercial purposes.  Now, I am also told that this does not apply in a public place.  I can't seem to find an answer on the Internet.  Would anyone know anything about this?
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I'm in private investigator school in Louisiana, while I'm not a lawyer I can tell you that you DO NOT have a reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place here. Audio is tricky and a federal offense if not done right, to be safe I would say use NO audio, even from a public place.

Suggestion: Call a local P.I. or Lawyer and ask about the law in the specific jurisdiction of the ski resort.


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If you do not have a photo release you can blur the face to protect yourself.
Matthew

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I do not know how it works in US but in Denmark there have been serveral cases where a photographer have published pictures from public places, and have had to pay the person being photographed.

Eg if you take a photo of a couple kissing or holding hands, and make it available online, you will never know if one of the persons is married.

But maybe you can transfer the responsibility to the owner of the resort. But I am not sure about that.

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Morten


Best regards

Morten Andersen
- a newbie trying to improve