Laws and Ethics test prep
1. Things to know for the test:
2. What is the difference between breaking photojournalist ethics and breaking the law? One is illegal, one can get you fired.
3. What are some of the scenarios we discussed? Taking a picture of someone in their house, taking a picture of dead people, taking a picture of someone taking place in a nude protest.
4. What are the four things a photojournalists can be sued for? Libel, Invasion of privacy, Obscenity, Copyright.
5. What is libel? Altering a photo.
6. What can you do to make sure you are not sued for libel? Do not alter without permission of photographer.
7. What is the best defense against libel? Don’t alter pictures.
8. What is invasion of privacy? Taking pictures of something/someone that is not newsworthy without their permission.
9. When does a private citizen lose the right to privacy? When the situation becomes newsworthy.
10. What is obscenity? Something offensive.
11. What is the LAPS test? Literary, Artistic, Political, Scientific.
12. What is copyright? When you copy someone else’s work.
13. What should you do to avoid being sued for copyright infringement? Ask permission.
14. As a media representative, in which of these cases can you legally shoot a newsworthy event on private property? With consent.
15. If someone threatens to sue your paper for libel for a picture that damaged their reputation, what could you do to avoid it? Make a public apology.
16. If you wanted to pursue photojournalism in college, which school should you attend? Missouri.
17. Standards that professional photojournalists strive to follow are called… Ethics.
18. If you take pictures of someone in their home with a hidden camera, you can be sued for: Invasion of privacy.
19. If you use a telephoto lens and photograph students drinking beer in their backyard, you could be sued for: Invasion of privacy.