Knowing Your Rights as a Photographer

The discussion in our 3240 class has led to the topic of digital copyright. Who owns what you put online? The conversation has been enlightening and frustrating at the same time.  There have been some great articles posted. From Steven Fyfe’s,

http://blog.davidkaspar.com/archives/2008/04/who-owns-photos-when-uploaded-to-facebook.php

To my own response,

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/dec/20/who-owns-content-you-upload.

All great information for anyone looking to find out who owns what you put online.

As a photographer, I am always challenged about who and what I can photograph. What are the privacy laws concerning your rights to privacy in a public space? From Google Glass to cell phones, there are still expectations of privacy and “personal space” even in public venues.

I refer all my students, and those just curious, to this article:

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2012/04/14/photographers-rights-the-ultimate-guide/ 

It is a very comprehensive guide, so all the rules listed may not interest everyone, but it is a great resource for the curious photographer and the camera shy public.

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