Re: foundation-l Digest, Vol 24, Issue 25

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Re: foundation-l Digest, Vol 24, Issue 25

Chris Sherlock [TAL]
>
> Anthony DiPierro wrote:
>
> >On 3/17/06, Gregory Maxwell <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>What really brought my attention to this matter is an image recently
> >>proposed as a featured image on enwiki:
> >>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sunbathe_Buttocks.jpg ... Now it
> >>may be that the image was created with the consent of the subjects, I
> >>don't intend to criticize this particular image...   But really, lets
> >>consider such an image with identifiable subjects who didn't know the
> >>image had been taken.  What if she were to return to her dorm room and
> >>find the Wikipedia article on sunbathing stapled to it?   Were the
> >>image taken without her consent it's quite possible that she'd be
> >>pissed, and I believe that she'd be justified. There is no reason that
> >>illustrations like this in Wikipedia can't be ones which are created
> >>with the subjects consent.  So even ignoring any possible legal issues
> >>with such images, I think we're breaking good ethics to use images
> >>like this without the subjects consent.
> >>
> >>
> >In a case like the one you give, I agree.  Wikipedia should respect
> >people's right to privacy (which applies in cases where the identity
> >of the person is not important for any educational/newsworthy
> >purpose).
> >
> What is unclear about the picture is whether the subject is
> identifiable.  She has a towel (or something) over her head which would
> hide her identity.
>
> Ec


I would just like to point out that the lady to the left is flipping the
bird at the camera-man. Might not be too happy to have her photo on
Wikipedia I think.

TBSDY
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Re: foundation-l Digest, Vol 24, Issue 25

Ray Saintonge
! Chris Sherlock wrote:

>>Anthony DiPierro wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>On 3/17/06, Gregory Maxwell <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>      
>>>
>>>>What really brought my attention to this matter is an image recently
>>>>proposed as a featured image on enwiki:
>>>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sunbathe_Buttocks.jpg ... Now it
>>>>may be that the image was created with the consent of the subjects, I
>>>>don't intend to criticize this particular image...   But really, lets
>>>>consider such an image with identifiable subjects who didn't know the
>>>>image had been taken.  What if she were to return to her dorm room and
>>>>find the Wikipedia article on sunbathing stapled to it?   Were the
>>>>image taken without her consent it's quite possible that she'd be
>>>>pissed, and I believe that she'd be justified. There is no reason that
>>>>illustrations like this in Wikipedia can't be ones which are created
>>>>with the subjects consent.  So even ignoring any possible legal issues
>>>>with such images, I think we're breaking good ethics to use images
>>>>like this without the subjects consent.
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>In a case like the one you give, I agree.  Wikipedia should respect
>>>people's right to privacy (which applies in cases where the identity
>>>of the person is not important for any educational/newsworthy
>>>purpose).
>>>      
>>>
>>What is unclear about the picture is whether the subject is
>>identifiable.  She has a towel (or something) over her head which would
>>hide her identity.
>>    
>>
>I would just like to point out that the lady to the left is flipping the
>bird at the camera-man. Might not be too happy to have her photo on
>Wikipedia I think.
>
Maybe it's just my browser, but her face is hidden in a big shadow.  
Perhaps, others are seeing it better.

Ec



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