Would you be offended if someone takes a picture or video of you in public witho

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  1. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    Would you be offended if someone takes a picture or video of you in public without your permission?

    I've noticed this with people lately and I think it's disrespectful of a person and their rights to take pictures and videos in public without asking permission. I've often seen teens and college aged people doing this and often it seems to either be in a creepy, stalker type fashion or a way to capture an awful picture of someone when they least expect it to make fun of them.

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely.  I always make it a point to ask if I want to take a photo of someone else, and I let them know that it is possible that I will post it on the internet.  Many people are fine with it. Others are not.  I honor their wishes.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    I don't like it at all and don't photograph people without permission. The reason for and future use of the random images mentioned is unknown and could be disturbing. For example, someone attempted to use such an image of me on a fake passport. Considering children,  such images could be used in unsavory ways, perhaps. In my location, permission to use or publish a child's (under 18 yrs) image must be received from the patent(s) in writing to be legal.

  4. gregas profile image82
    gregasposted 6 years ago

    Look at the pictures that someone takes of people in the Walmart stores and then post on the Internet so people can laugh at them. That is actually sickening. Greg

  5. profile image0
    jasper420posted 6 years ago

    Yes I would not only be offened but I would find it creepy!

  6. Alternative Prime profile image68
    Alternative Primeposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely, and not only can it be disrespectful to the person and his/her "Rights" but can also be considered an "Infringement" and potentially deemed illegal if you publish the image on the Internet -

    According to my research related to this subject, there are several gray areas in this segment of the law however, due diligence reveals a set of standard practices and or precautionary measures of which have been established as general guidelines to potentially establish legal use - 

    As a general rule, according to several legal resources found online and elsewhere, and case law including precedent, if the person depicted in the photo is "Recognizable" (Defining "Recognizable" a potential "Gray Area" in itself) and you use it for "Commercial" purposes by embedding it into a web page for example, a signed release must be obtained from the party PRIOR to what may be deemed "Legal Use" - This according to easily accessible, innumerable resources - Several other variables notwithstanding -

    Consequences of simply snapping one, or even a literal plethora of random images, in which depict unaware, innocent bystanders, and subsequently flooding the "WebWaves" with "Unauthorized Images" can possibly include litigation - Odds are in your favor however, it can and does happen - I would suggest proactively researching on your own before publishing if there are any questions - Exercising prudence when in doubt is a good thing -

    If the images are merely used for inclusion in a "Private Photo Album", I would assume "No Harm No Foul" -

  7. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    I am offended for the person that does not know and have seen it in public more frequently as the years pass and technology improves. I was with a friend when this happened to her and it gave me a creepy feeling. I told her someone snapped a photo of her or took video while we were at a jewelry counter. We could not catch up with the person to ask them to delete the photo/video but they knew what they had done was wrong because instead of standing his ground, he saw us coming and jogged away from us inside a department store.

  8. tohimilook profile image60
    tohimilookposted 6 years ago

    I agree with you.   Here in the Caribbean the tourists do it all the time.  When they try to do it I hide my face.   I think it is gross disrespect.


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