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The safest way is to wait until you hear the "cabin crew to take-off position" or "cabin crew to landing position". With the cabin crew out if sight, no one can take your camera away. Usually the most spectacular pictures can be taken during this stage of the flight. When landing, you usually have larger window to take nice pictures because the plane ...


I'm glad you posted the topic here. In reacent years there has being this "intelectual property protections" iniciatives. SOPA, the spanish law "forcing" people to recive compensation, presure to close entire websites. There is a chance this laws does not goes anywhere. But they will pass if no one pays ...


To keep things in perspective, laws that impose overly restrictive limits on what people can do in free democratic countries tend to get ignored and as a result cannot be enforced. You cannot stop people from taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower and post that on Facebook, no matter what laws are passed.


What is the impact of the EU discussion on restricting freedom of panorama? None whatsover. The European Parliament has no power to create legislation, that is the job of the European Commission, so until they propose a change to the law there's nothing to worry about.


Here's the text from the proposal that's causing the stir, and it's indeed troublesome to say the least: Considers that the commercial use of photographs, video footage or other images of works which are permanently located in physical public places should always be subject to prior authorisation from the authors or any ...


Here is the draft on "harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society": Note the paragraph numbered 16. There are amendments here: ...


I also am not a lawyer, but it seems clear cut to me. In the US, if you did not get a property release from the customer for commercial use of the image (i.e., permission to use the photos in a promotional context), they have grounds to sue you for invasion of privacy. You do not own the property on which the photos were taken and you do not have a right ...


I am not a lawyer; you should neither act nor refrain from acting on any information provided. This situation is by no means clear cut. It brings up many other related questions that you should ask... the answers to each will depend on jurisdiction. I've offered my take and commenters are invited to point out how things may differ in their region. ...


Uncle Bob goes to a movie theater. And take a video footage of the movie... The only diference of this situation and the one you are describing is that you did not took the pictures of the photographer's cameras screen. Probably this is not a matter of legal jurisdiccion. It is a matter of ethics.


So let's take a look at some stories from Uncle Bob and Susan, some totally unrelated fictional characters, to illustrate some common things, that also got mentioned in the comments. Uncle Bob in Paris Last year Uncle Bob visited Paris. He also climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower (kind of mandatory if you are there) It's about 300m tall. He tried to ...


I'm not a lawyer, but it seems unlikely that the photographer has a strong legal claim in the absence of special circumstances — just like the bride's hairdresser probably also can't demand credit. However, some of those circumstances may be part of the photographer's contract with your friend, and you may be placing your friend in awkward position by (even ...


This is a situation where any legal situation/case would be tested on it's merits and would depend entirely on the image. In most jurisdictions if the arrangement of the products and their lighting show an artistic intent then you are in 'fair use' territory. Even if that work is sold for profit. In this situation it's probably better to ask forgiveness ...

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