This page contains documents relating to aspects of the law
and how it relates to photographers and photography.
Here you will find documents on copyright, privacy rights, street photography, property access rights,
photographing the art of others, image use, photographing children, photography in public places,
photography at events like sports, concerts, etc. and many more, including public discussions and anecdotes.
This list may expand or contract according to information availability.
Document contents may change over time depending on both changes to law and when updates become available.
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NOTE: These documents are an information resouce ONLY.
The opinions contained within are NOT necessarily those of the APJA or its members (but may be).
The documents are included here as an easy-to-get-to resouce for those interested in this sort of thing.
Remember that the APJA as an organisation and the individual members of the APJA are not police
(although by profession some may be) and therefore cannot be expected to know all the intimate details
of the many and varied laws and edicts as they pertain to the arts.
Nor should they be expected to have intimate knowledge of the legal (or otherwhise) ramifications of any non-compliance
with any regulations, by-laws or edicts contained within in these documents.
It is the responsibility of the individual club, competition steward and/or photographer to have an understanding of what
is being presented to them as a competition entry and to vet/cull/remove from that competition any image that might/does
contravene Victorian, Australian and/or International law. The onus is not on the judge.
It is the responsibility of firstly the photographer, secondly the competition
organisers, to ensure images comply with the copyright and moral obligation
laws in Australia.
Also, photographers must be responsible for their own work from a legal perspective and
therefore should make the effort to at least investigate those laws.
Document total as at Nov 2017: 14
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