Letter concerning photographs

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 00:32:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 09:19:24PM +0100, Nelson Marques wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 17:09 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > Basically, to use minors we would need the release forms signed by
> > their 
> > parents/legal guardians.
> > 
> > I think the best case would be when a contributor send photos made by 
> > himself with his own children and he has a good understanding of the 
> > rules. Anything less may lead to problems. 
> I wasn't even going through the legal stuff, I thought basically on
> ethics. We've had some seminars about advertising, and usually
> "children" was always a topic under ethics.
> I am not sure how that is going in the US, but the European Parliament
> is preparing some legislation to protect children in both ways, as the
> target of advertisement and the usage of children in advertising.
> This is a grey area in Europe at the moment, but I would expect some
> major changes within the next years.
> For me is a matter of ethics above all else. At least I wouldn't expose
> my children or anyone else's children online. And as you mention, the
> legal issues (though my idea was mainly based on ethics, but this is
> also a handicap).

We won't be using photos of minors, period.  That issue is closed.

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