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Tara R. Swartzendruber

Ethics in Business

I received a phone call from the mother of some foster children I took photos of requesting copies. Apparently the foster family gave her a couple of photos and she would like more. Do I need to contact the foster family (who paid for the sitting) and ask their permission to sell the mother photos? What is proper here?

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9/10/2008 5:20:58 PM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  ??? I don't understand. If the foster family gave the mother some of the pictures, why would they care (or you be worried) if she bought additional copies from you?

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9/10/2008 9:19:32 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Assuming these kids are under 18, see who has legal guardianship and get permission from them, Tara. It's actually a privacy issue, and you're certainly right to ask.
Take it light ;>)

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9/10/2008 10:30:14 PM

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