I spent most of my life being a physicist specializing in the high-speed photography of blast waves in air, work that took me to various remote locations where large explosive tests were conducted. Back home at the University of Victoria I analyzed thousands of those pictures and wrote software to help first responders deal with explosive threats. Now retired, I am satisfied taking fewer photos of much friendlier subjects and not analyzing them as much.
Lately, discussions on copyright have been overwhelmed by discussions on right to privacy, discussions often needlessly fearful and at times intrusively moralistic, in my opinion.
Ms Aubry's photo was taken and published in a Montréal arts magazine in 1988, without her permission. I have learned…Continue
This is a set of updates to my earlier blog, Aubry v. Éditions Vice-Versa inc., about the publishing of pictures of recognizable subjects in public situations.
UPDATE 1: Vice-Versa 24
This afternoon (5 November 2013) I received the following e-mail:
Thank you for getting back to me. You are a hard guy to…