Displaying Pictures

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Displaying Pictures

Postby farwest » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:06 pm

Trying to find information about displaying a picture from YW camp that shows all the yw & leaders sitting in an amphitheater. This would be displayed in a church owned office. I've found information on displaying on the web but not in a church owned building. I was told by one leader that I had to get permission from all that were there. Good luck on trying to do that. Does anyone know what you can do and not?

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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:36 pm

I'm unaware of any restrictions that would apply in that setting. A quick search of the Handbook for the word "Photo" or "photograph" only turns up restrictions on taking photos - mostly in chapels or of ordinances.

I think I'd go back and ask that leader for the source of their information. I suspect they're mis-remembering the rules for publishing photos on the web.
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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby eblood66 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:13 pm

Copyright laws apply which means you must have permission from the person who took the photo. But I'm not aware of any church policies concerning people in the photo. There could be issues concerning rights of publicity for something that is published. I doubt those apply but I'm not a lawyer and I couldn't say exactly what those are and when they would apply.

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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:33 pm

eblood66 wrote:But I'm not aware of any church policies concerning people in the photo.


If we're talking about web pages (which usually considered "publishing") see item #6 of internet.lds.org. But I can't see that applying to a photo in a church office.

I think most likely the leader is misapplying the directive given in the link above.
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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby eblood66 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:39 pm

russellhltn wrote:
eblood66 wrote:But I'm not aware of any church policies concerning people in the photo.


If we're talking about web pages (which usually considered "publishing") see item #6 of internet.lds.org. But I can't see that applying to a photo in a church office.

Sorry. Yes, I was talking about this context. I should have been clearer.

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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby farwest » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:52 pm

Thanks for the replies. I was told to get permission from the stake yw president. She said that some of the mother's may not want their daughter pictured in a photo displayed in a church office. I thought that odd as the yw post lots of pictures across several social media platforms already.

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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby johnshaw » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 pm

russellhltn wrote:
eblood66 wrote:But I'm not aware of any church policies concerning people in the photo.


If we're talking about web pages (which usually considered "publishing") see item #6 of internet.lds.org. But I can't see that applying to a photo in a church office.

I think most likely the leader is misapplying the directive given in the link above.


While the context above is under a section around social media, the same requirement exists for sending photos in for Annual Histories, as the 'contexts' expand it appears approvals are required in cases I've found. I believe, for safety reasons, that we use caution when displaying and/or sharing photos of individuals. I'd take what the Stake YW leader says at face value, many families are still cautious with how their images are used.

In my former stake we used the form when signing up for any activities we were going to use for the History and for display on youtube, etc... Youth Conferences, YW Camps, Scout Camps/High Adventures, etc...
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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby russellhltn » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:36 pm

johnshaw wrote:the same requirement exists for sending photos in for Annual Histories,

I'd guess that's to allow the submitted photos to be published at a later date.
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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby eblood66 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:38 pm

johnshaw wrote:the same requirement exists for sending photos in for Annual Histories

Do you have a reference on that? We just had a training in our stake based on training given to the stake. They said that permission from those in the photos is not required for annual histories--only permission from the person who took the picture (the copyright holder). I can't find anything in the Annual History Instructions otherwise except that consent is needed from any non-member if either their personal information or a photograph of them is used.

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Re: Displaying Pictures

Postby johnshaw » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:00 pm

Oh that is a good point, and, admittedly I'm working on data from a few years ago. The activity we performed limited our need to do this after-the-fact so I guess you do what you think best, unless this picture has so many people that it makes the back-tracking and getting permission a big deal, you might just consider following the counsel of the Stake YW leader as the most appropriate thing.

Then work on making the process something that is pro-active rather than re-active.
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