CHAPTER 7 Law and Ethics for Today’s Photocommunication

Denise McGill and Keith Greenwood





An unprecedented abundance of images is available to us nowadays. As citizens of the world, we have never with greater ease been able to take photographs and video, and to publish them virtually to a potential audience of millions.1 The laws and ethics that govern these images are complicated by an ever-evolving mix of technology. Today we must consider such innovations as unmanned aerial vehicles, computer manipulation, and data towers, as well as the difficulty of tracing an image to its true source. Fortunes have been made, and lives have been destroyed, by certain images or videos gone viral. Possibilities and perils are great ...

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