Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] photography in stores, malls, etc.
From: "Mxsmanic" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:03:30 +0200
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Stephen Patriquen writes:

> Similarly, the new French laws on privacy
> and the recent Québec ruling on publication
> of an individual's likeness both appear to
> be directed toward publication - not the
> act of photographing.

This rather reminds me of laws that prohibit procuring, even though prostitution
remains legal.  Sure, you can be a prostitute, but if you live off the money you
make that way, you can be prosecuted for pimping (even if you are pimping

So, sure, you can photograph whatever you want, as long as you never do anything
with the photographs.  Not much of a consolation.

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