Specific question regarding pictures and permissions. When I look at the current online references to Church Histories
, my reading of what is there is slightly different than what many are telling me.
I see a difference between what documentation
is required for member vs non-member permission for those who are in
the pictures. Both the Basic and Comprehensive history examples have signed forms of the "Permission to Use Photographs", but do not include any "Annual History Consent Form". Looking at these examples, my understanding is that if all the pictures being included are of members, then all that is required for documentation
is the signed "Permission to Use Photographs" form(s), one per each person who owns (i.e. who took) the picture. And for every member in a picture, all that's needed for documentation is the listing of their names, but nothing needs to be signed for members in the picture. However, if a non-member is included in a picture, we are to also then include the signed "Annual History Consent Form". No where is any signed proof requested of member-permission for pictures of them to be included.
1) Is this correct?
2) And if so, is there any way to get a specific response regarding what is "sufficient" to tell a member when you want to include their picture? There's people all throughout the spectrum. Some feel in today's age, agreeing to be in a picture is tacit approval that it likely will appear online. And some feel that it's sufficient when taking a picture to let everyone know it might end up in the history, while there's others who feel it's imperative to let each person individually know the extent of what might happen to the picture if it's included in the history (essentially, a verbal recitation of what's in the Annual History Consent Form).
3) In practice this seems to discourage including pictures of an entire large ward at an activity. Having pictures of the entire ward is a really cool historical reference, but if we're required to individually list each person in those pics, I expect most people won't want to bother and will just include pics of a couple of people max. Perhaps a requirement of our time, but it's too bad we can't do it.