Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] model releases etc.
From: Andrew Schroter <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 11:15:55 -0700
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In Europe, especially after Princess Diana's death, as I understand it, laws
are much stricter.  Perhaps some of our colleagues form other parts of the
world can share with us their understanding of their local situation.  For
those of us who like to travel internationally and take photos of local
people it sure would be helpful if there was a source that documents
customs, etiquette and legal situations with respect to photography in
various countries around the world.

In San Jose Costa Rica, I've found that a simple questioning nod (while
smiling, of course) and pointing to my camera is sufficient to get the
subjects' permission to take their photo.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Carleton, Sam" <Sam.Carleton@FMR.COM>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 7:22 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] model releases etc.

> The need for a model release, those that are saying that it is
> required to publish any image, are you all in Europe?  I am here in the
> states and it is my understanding that I only need a model release IF I am
> going to be using the image for advertising.  As far as fine art goes and
> putting the images in books, news papers, and galleries, a model release
> not necessary in the United States of America.  Am I missing something?
> Sam

In reply to: Message from "Carleton, Sam" <Sam.Carleton@FMR.COM> (RE: [Leica] model releases etc.)