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dance.net policy regarding line-up photos (they are allowed with permission)
By linhPremium member Comments: 2688, member since Sun Mar 07, 1999
On Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:36 AM
Made sticky by linh (3) on 2008-10-12 10:37:07

Here's our official policy on photos: dance.net does not explicitly ban line-up or competition photos. They are allowed by default, but may be removed with valid reason. This is the same simple policy for disco as well as any other dance board at DDN. The reasoning is also simple: We cannot possibly enforce the differing rules regarding photography or privacy from the innumerable dance organizations much less the free speech laws of each country. Therefore, we will abide by the most liberal free speech laws found in the US Constitution along with any adjustments as outlined in our terms of service (TOS) and rules of conduct. Reminder: Everybody had to agree to the TOS before becoming a member. Since we desire to promote dance and free speech, photos of an educational or editorial/newsworthy nature are generally allowed. Line ups and competition photos are considered newsworthy/editorial. Basically, this boils down to individual responsibility. You should make sure you follow the rules of any governing dance body that you belong to since you may suffer sanctions if you don't. Additionally for privacy protection of minors, we will remove line-up photos IF AND ONLY IF a party pictured notifies us that they have not given their permission. We will assume that you, having agreed to the TOS when you signed up, are a responsible dance.net member, and that the photos you post are lawful and also abide by the terms of service. So to repeat, we will not remove line-up photos automatically. You must report a valid complaint/violation before the moderators will act. We've had some people mod report a line-up photo when the poster actually had permission, so you must be a party to the photo or be pictured in order to have a valid complaint. Hopefully this clears up any confusion. Linh dance.net

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