Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] ethics
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 21:14:51 EST

In a message dated 11/24/99 7:13:00 PM, writes:

<< Hmmm. So that documentary I made that exposed brutality in a psychiatric
hospital and caused a year long public inquiry, that involved deception in
order to get the statements from the patients out of the hospital, and our
cameras in, was unethical?

I suppose there are times when the ends justify the means and each person has 
a different tolerance for how far they stretch or even cross the boundaries. 
You have to decide where your limits are yourself. Personally, I would hope 
that I could accomplish the desired ends without deception.

Bob (not willing to judge) McEowen