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Sue Graham

Who owns the picture

I am from Canada, if I were to take a picture of a child competing in a sporting event am I allowed to publish the picture on my website, or do I need consent.

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4/8/2003 10:05:35 AM

Stan    Sue,
If I said 'Yes, you may publish a photo as you wish', and you got sued, what would you use for your defense? Some guy on an internet web page said it's okay?

The March 2003 issue of Popular Photography has an article with guidelines about what you may and may not shoot. I'm not a lawyer, and I know even less about the laws in Canada.
But if I were you: If the person in the photo is recognizable, get a model release. If the person is a minor, get a parent/guardian's signature.
And get real legal advice.

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4/20/2003 9:21:47 PM

Sue Graham   Stan
What if there is a group of 6 children and mine is the main focus of the picture, but the 5 other at the starting line are recognizable by someone. It is not possible to get consent from all 5 people. What do you think about that?

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4/21/2003 3:33:36 PM

Stan    Sue,
Email me off post at
and I will give more info from article.

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4/21/2003 7:58:18 PM

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