Question by lola: In Australia is it legal to use footage of people in a documentary without their consent?
Is it legal to use identifiable footage of people in a private home under the influence of alcohol in a documentary without their consent? are their any laws that require a release form to be signed? If this doesn’t happen what are the possible legal consequences? Note that this is in Australia.
Answer by skc
If its from a hidden camera – I think there could be a problem, but if the camera was in plain view ten no, the people saw the camera, they knew they were being filmed. Whether it appears on YouTube or Channel 9 makes no difference.
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