The reason why you never see people in any of my pictures.
In a landmark 1996 decision, the Quebec Court of Appeal concluded that the very act of publishing a picture of someone without their consent could justify compensation – even if there was nothing inherently wrong or intimate about the pictures at issue.
This case involved a photographer who had published a photograph of a woman without her consent, while she was in a public place.
The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the Court of Appeal decision, and concluded that this aspect of privacy, known as the right to one’s image (“le droit à l’image”), is specifically protected under Quebec law.
Source: Nelligan Law
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