Disclaimer!

February 20, 2009 at 7:31 am 9 comments

If you have attended an event, and I have used your photo or video, in the coverage on my blog, and you do not approve, please let me know so that I can remove it.

After all, according to the Electronic Crimes Ordinance, I could be charged with taking and using your photo without your consent. Ayieeeeeeyah! Wonder how journalists/media people will tackle that. Will they carry around a consent form which they will get all the people at a rally to sign? Stuff like that?

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  • 1. Vic  |  February 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

    This highlights the fact that the concept of mass media and publishing is fast changing: we need on the one hand to rethink ‘accreditation’, and on the other, a Code of Conduct for online reportage.

    Societal acceptance of changes like this one have two ways of getting internalised: one is by making laws. However, we certainly don’t need (or have) laws for things that are self-evident. We call that common sense.

    Unfortunately, our framework of executive, judiciary and legislature (within which our laws get promulgated and ratified) sometimes appear to function rather more for the purpose of creating work for themselves, rather than serving the citizenry.

    The creation of a Draconian cyber-crime law is one such example: consultation with a wide section of society would seem an effective way to find the range of understanding of a complex new way in which society is increasingly beginning to function. It also empowers and engages the citizenry.

    And that is something, in our angst-ridden world, of which we need a lot more.

    Yet laws like this are being created around the world without any such process, making people feel disheartened. It, sadly, increases the scope for needless abuse of power.

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  • 2. Disclaimer! / LiveFromPakistan  |  February 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Disclaimer!…

    If you have attended an event, and I have used your photo or …

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  • 3. babushka99  |  February 20, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Pretty f*****g scary!

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  • 6. Ayesha  |  February 21, 2009 at 1:16 am

    ahaha! awesome ;d

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  • 7. Ayesha  |  February 21, 2009 at 1:17 am

    oh btw! it was awesome meeting you :)!

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  • 8. Fariha Akhtar  |  February 21, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Ha ha ha…now think what you can do to Rabia and what she can do to you!!😀

    Also I won’t ask you to take my photos off but if I take a different meaning of *charge* then I can charge you 10 cups of ice cream/photo for using my pics😛

    Now decide if you want to be charged this way or the way ordinance talks about!

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  • 9. Yaser  |  February 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    our traditional media is not really used to giving credits anyways🙂

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