Another instructive court ruling was made about an embeded social media photo. This time a greatly different deciesion was made than in a previous case – but the situation is totally different too, what makes it clear what you may or may not.
The obtrusive working style of a Japanese street photographer stirred big debate after he appeared in a Fuji commercial. The company dropped both the ad and the photographer they used to sponsor. This is an important story with wide-scale aspects of professionalism, legal issues and ethics: can you put you push the camera up in others’ faces and without consequences?
A San Diegoi police officer unholstered his gun because he was unable to decide if a camera or weapon is aimed at him by a cameraman. The frighetned photographer resisted to put down the camera, but in the end the conflict ended without gunshot.
US sites mostly shared this story as an example for the restriction of photographers’ rights, abuse and police brutality. However it is also a very important to think about how you communicate with officials.
An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.
I wrote about the photographing of a lot of various situations on the blog including their regulation aspects too. Now elections are coming in Hungary…
The story of a copyright dispute around a political satire modified documentary photo that reveials how complicated some copyright reuse cases can be – especially in Hungary.
After years have passed a Facebook copyright hoax keeps coming back. Even many of the reasonable people share it however it has no point. Get some insight why the claims of this hoax are misinforming people and what you can do to beat it!
US legal framework is generally different from the one described in Hungary’s PTK (unfortunately most of my articles about the bill of civil rights are available…
Until I have the time to write a more detailed post on Hungary’s new “photography law”, I post the plain text of the law to be accessible in English.
Hungary’s Ministry of Public Administration and Justice issued a press release to clarify things that appeared during the weekend in international press about the new civil code commonly called photography law. It is worth to read it before you criticise the law.