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Ever freak out at your library about whether or not you were allowed to take photographs of programs or patrons, and if so, if you needed a signed waiver for everyone in the shot, and what to do for kids?  Yeah, most of us who work in libraries have faced this at one time or another.

Check out this useful webpage & downloadable flier: The Photographer’s Right: A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography.  The site focuses on photography law and rights in the U.S., but links to resources for the U.K., Australia, and Portugal as well.

via @libraryman on Twitter

“What to do about photography in the library”

  1. David Dodd Says:

    This post was immediately useful for me today in my library–printed off the downloadable flier, and gave it to the photographer in my library who had been accosted by a patron complaining about being photographed. Thanks!

  2. Matthew 2.0 Says:

    No link to a Canadian equivalent. I wonder if there is one.

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  4. Krista King Says:

    I work with children in libraries – what about the rights of minors, or the concerns of parents protecting their children? As of right now, any time I have a program, no matter the size, when i take pictures I have to have the guardian sign a form, though the form also has a lot to do with allowing us (the library) to use the image in promotional tools (i.e. fliers, program guides). Also, with the use of things like Flickr and Facebook streams, do the guidelines for use change?

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