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    Posting other people's pics

    I was wondering what other people think about posting somebody elses pics. When it is OK and when it is not? Here in BF and other sites I've used, I've only posted pics of myself, my children or my wife. I've never posted a pic of anybody else because I always thought it was wrong to do so without their permission.

    Recently I've found a group of old classmates online. They are posting lots of pics from our school days. Even tho not all classmates on the pics are online (therefore they have not given permission) I guess it is OK to post those. After all, they posed for the pics. My friends asked me to post the ones I have. I was reluctant at first but now I think is OK.

    I also think it is OK to post pictures of an ex-wife/ex-husband, provided that: it is PG, you are not using it to trash talk the ex and it is a relationship that ended OK. I would never post a pic of an ex that hates my guts. Ex-Girlfriends, I don't know. If the relationship ended badly, I would not. But if it ended OK, as friends, maybe... depends. Family members... if I'm on the pic I guess is OK but still, I'm not sure.

    I've met people that go by simpler rules. Some believe that if they took the photo and the people posed for it, they have the right to post it.

    So when do you think it is OK to post a somebody's pics on the internetz? What's politically correct and what is not? What's legal and what's not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I've met people that go by simpler rules. Some believe that if they took the photo and the people posed for it, they have the right to post it.

    So when do you think it is OK to post a somebody's pics on the internetz? What's politically correct and what is not? What's legal and what's not?
    Those "simpler rules" are known as Copyright Law. The photographer is the legal owner of the copyright, and has all rights to reproduce/distribute the photo as they see fit. If they took the photo, they can post it. There are exceptions that are too esoteric to go into, and don't apply to photos of individuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    Those "simpler rules" are known as Copyright Law. The photographer is the legal owner of the copyright, and has all rights to reproduce/distribute the photo as they see fit. If they took the photo, they can post it. There are exceptions that are too esoteric to go into, and don't apply to photos of individuals.
    yep

    Google Queen here - if it's out there - I can find it.

    I do, however, try and draw the line on children. Well except for my favorite "Whine" pic that is a well established pic on the internet ...

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    the ball gag, duct tape and bunny ears makes most of the people in my "pics" unrecognizable. Hawt, but unrecognizable
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