A&P Photography Law

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  1. Pwnguin

    Pwnguin New Member

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    I'm curious as to the rights of my friend and what action the school can take.

    He recently took a picture of a teacher's butt (without her knowing) and it spread around the school for a bit, and he was recently suspended and the school may be attempting to suspend some people who had and potentially distributed the photo.

    This is a charter school (essentially public school with different rules and curriculum) if that makes a difference.

    Is this within their rights?
     
  2. charel

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    it's infringing on her privacy and bordering on harassment, so yeah.
     
  3. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    technically, even if her face is visible he's within the boundaries of the law... however, being a student in a high school you unfortunately don't get those rights.
     
  4. charel

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    I think it's pretty clear he was being a douche.
     
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    She's in a public place where there is no expectation of privacy. Home, bathroom, store changing room, tanning bed, etc... sure, but standing in front of a class there is no expectation of privacy by law so a picture isn't infringing on anything.

    Embarrassing, sure, but unless there is something in the student handbook that covers that .... :noes:
     
  6. mojito

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    he can take the picture, but how he distributed it is what got him in trouble.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    I think you should do your share and distribute the picture in your next post.

    If it was worth taking, surely it's worth seeing, no?



    :mamoru:
     
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    dot.

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  9. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    in high school, they can override the 1st amendment right to free speach, you think they can't override a much less significant law about photography?
     
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    yea, your constitutional rights more or less end at the schoolyard gates....it's shitty, but that's usually how it works
     
  11. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    i don't think this has anything to do with photography usage/copyright laws. your friend is minor and a student bound by the code of conduct of the school he attends. additionally, it's not a public place, it's a school, makes no difference if it's public or private. the general public is not generally welcome on campus without permission of the school administration, but that's not the issue. your friend may not have done anything illegal, but if his actions damage the teacher (her reputation, ability to teach, etc) then she can sue your friends family in civil court and probably win.
     
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    it's "disrupting" to the school, no doubt...and that is always clearly said in the code of conduct for schools. anything that is disruptive is punishable
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    find new friends.
     
  14. Spurious

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    He was a glory whore, if he really just wanted to embarrass her he could have been completely anonymous about it, but he didn't. He wanted everyone to know it was him and as such, it's his ass.

    These sort of "laws" are things you look up beforehand.
     

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