Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The discussion is a lot more reasonable than the headline sounds. The point is that it seems clear thant commercial entities are using Creative Commons tagged photos and content in advertising. Sounds fine - but what about the unpaid models appearing in the photo, photographed as they were just walking down the street minding their own business? Now I read today that this is OK in the U.S., but Canadian privacy laws prohibit the commercial use of a person's image without their permission. Which means it's fine for me to take photos and use them noncommercially - but if my image, no matter how it's tagged, is used commerically, someone's in trouble.

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