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Is It Illegal To Take Photos Of Someone Without Permission?

Getty Images Taking a photo for commercial purposes is a different thing – as it is if you’ve purchased a ticket to a concert have to abide by their terms – however legally, nobody can claim copyright to their own image. “So long as you are on public property you can publish the photo,” says Stacks law firm. “But if you publish a photo taken by someone else you run into copyright issues. Get permission to use it.” However, lawyer Geoff Baldwin says if someone has a voyeuristic purpose, which can generally be thought of as capturing images of private activities for your own or someone else’s sexual gratification, it is likely to be an offence under the Crimes Act 1900 [NSW]. The distribution of ‘intimate images’ – like revenge porn – can also be an offence under the same Act. Under Australian law, it is also an offence in…