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  Quote MelbourneAussie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Taking Photos
    Posted: 17/February/2012 at 15:07
Hi All,

Quick and simple question. I am building a website for a tennis coach. He would like a photo gallery of the kids playing. Because most of them are young, how would you go about this?

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  Quote Antarctica Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/February/2012 at 15:17
You might be safe from suspicions of pederasty if you wear a priest's collar, but don't take a doll and/or candy.

Edited by Antarctica - 17/February/2012 at 15:18

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  Quote MelbourneAussie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/February/2012 at 15:30
lol I have tears. Would make a great prank :)

I found this.....
it is illegal to take any photograph of a minor without authorisation by a parent/guardian

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/February/2012 at 17:00
That is correct, nothing to prevent you using photos of your students on the web site, provided you first obtain the written permission from their parents. You should obtain this prior to taking the photos, and the letter should specifically state that photos may be used on the web site.
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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/February/2012 at 17:41
Absolutely need written permission. Parents may well rightly object as photos on the internet can be copied easily. You should get a professional to write the letter up.
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  Quote NotGuilty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/February/2012 at 21:41
Can you provide a link to the statute that would prohibit the taking of photographs of children playing tennis without parent permission.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/February/2012 at 22:10
Privacy legislation is the basis of the discussion I believe. This Australian Government site may help throw some light on the matter.
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  Quote NotGuilty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2012 at 11:40
That site provides information about the issues, however, I can find no legislation that would prevent MelbourneAussie from doing what he wishes to do without parent consent.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2012 at 22:59
I agree, but a parent could make life difficult for him if he goes ahead without permission, there could be take down notices served and possibly legal action. Win or lose he could be tied up in solicitors offices', and/or court for a number of days, which will cost money, and lose him working time, and clients.
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