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Old March 31st, 2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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pixilation as an alternative to a release form...

We've recently been filming a documentary and have tried with all our might to get releases signed when in a public/semi public location, but it's been almost impossible to achieve in a fast-moving situation with limited pairs of hands.

Is face pixilation generally accepted as legal anonymization in these situations?

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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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I believe it is, they do it all the time on Cops. Shooting in a public place doesn't require you to get releases from everyone in the video. Say they are just walking on the sidewalk, you wouldn't need a release form, and I don't believe you need to blur the face.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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... Is face pixilation generally accepted as legal anonymization in these situations?
It doesn't matter what method is used if you can't identify someone. You don't need any releases signed in a public place. An easy and cheap way to get around blurring faces is to shoot the subject more telephoto and the entire background will be soft.
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