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darqamin:
Hi. I believe photos taken of the audience in panels can actually be shared online (i.e. social media, website)? I mean everyone does it and there must be some sort of waiver included in attending the event. I don't have my badge with me atm so I can't read the fine text on the badge if it says clearly there on there photos may be taken of you at events or it is buried somewhere else in the comic con website. Comic Con must have some sort of waiver in place at least for them using it and then I assume we can get permission via that if I run a panel and want to share photos of my panel (for non profit reasons).

darqamin:
Well bad news, here is what I received back, which is not helpful in terms of doing a generic waiver. Individual waivers are not feasible for a large panel, I think  ???


--- Quote --- There is no blanket release for usage of photos.

We don't allow any kind of signage or blanket releases for the panel rooms, unfortunately.  Basically you're responsible for getting your own individual releases for anyone who's photograph you use.

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Computer Gary:
Don't know if this is of any help, but at the New York Comic Con there were signs posted basically saying that in exchange for being allowed to attend NYCC you grant permission to be "recorded."



I'd presume there's a similar disclaimer at San Diego.

Zero:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginDon't know if this is of any help, but at the New York Comic Con there were signs posted basically saying that in exchange for being allowed to attend NYCC you grant permission to be "recorded."



I'd presume there's a similar disclaimer at San Diego.

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Indeed.  You can find it here on the official website: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Most conventions have this sort of policy in regards to using your likeness for their promotional needs.

darqamin:
Yes that lets Comic Con itself use the photos of the panelists but doesn't help when we are the ones who want to legally use the photos without having to do individual waivers as advised by the convention. Unless we can count as an agent or licensee of the convention but I don't think that works.

This may be one of those circumstances where the actual practice of using photos by most convention attendees doesn't match the actual legal rights involved.

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