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Re: filmscanners: OT: photographing on the street

Quebec is special in this regard.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnny Deadman" <john@pinkheadedbug.com>
To: "Filmscanners" <Filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: OT: photographing on the street


| >
| > Does anyone know a case where there has been a successful suit against a
| > published or exhibited streetphotograher on privacy grounds?
| Yes indeed. A student in Quebec was photographed without her knowledge
| sitting on some steps (in a public place). The photo was later published
| a student magazine. She sued and won though on what ground and what the
| details of the judgement are I'm not sure.
| The point was this was in Quebec, which has a French-derived law. I think
| there may have been similar cases in France. I think the situation is
| different under British-derived law.



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