On Ethics, Copyright, and the AntiPhoto & Video Voyeurism Act of 2009

By Atty. A.Reiz C. Macaraig

Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 ETHICS   A branch of philosophy that involves systematizing. about the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions and how their truth values (if any) may be determined.   Meta-ethics.On Ethics.   Applied ethics. and recommending concepts of RIGHT and WRONG behavior. about how moral outcomes can be achieved in specific situations.   . defending. about the practical means of determining a moral course of action.   Normative ethics.

Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 1.On Ethics.   No unified code for photographers or wedding photographers. obedience to the law. Professional Ethics   A kind of Applied Ethics that encompass the personal and corporate standards of behavior expected of professionals. .   Typical components: honesty. confidentiality. objectivity. integrity. transparency. accountability. respectfulness.

Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 2. .On Ethics. Duty to Client   A wedding photographer’s first duty.   Professional ethics applied.

.On Ethics. guest and clients.   Agree and sign on terms.   Attitude towards work. On backup photographer   Main photographer to conduct proper briefing.   Know your limits.   Caution on publication. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 3.

. On other photographers   Give way to the wedding photographers. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 4.On Ethics.   If there is an exclusive wedding photography agreement. respect it.

  Rights include: economic right. . and self-preservation right. publication right. right to reproduce. attribution right. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 COPYRIGHT   An intellectual property right of the author of a work regardless of whether the same is published or not.On Ethics.   Governed by Republic Act 8293. as amended.

On Ethics.   Employed vs. Copyright in WP   As a guest/friend/uninvited photographer.   As a contracted photographer. Commissioned. . Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 1.

  Lifetime and death of photographic copyright.On Ethics. Lifetime of Copyright   Birth of photographic copyright. . Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 2.   Immortal photographic rights.

On Ethics. Copyright Notice   NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER + YEAR   PSEUDONYM OF PHOTOGRAPHER + YEAR . Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 3.

On Ethics.  notwithstanding  that  consent  to  record  or  take  photo  or  video   coverage  of  same  was  given  by  such  person's.  copying.  under  circumstances  in  which   such  person/s  has/have  a  reasonable  expectaAon  of  privacy.  cellular  phones  and   similar  means  or  device  without  the  wriPen  consent  of  the  person/s   involved.  reproducing. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 ANTI-­‐VOYEURISM     Governed  by  Republic  Act  9995  (AnA-­‐Photo  and  Video  Voyeurism  Act  of   2009)     "Photo  or  video  voyeurism"  means  the  act  of  taking  photo  or  video   coverage  of  a  person  or  group  of  persons  performing  sexual  act  or  any   similar  acAvity  or  of  capturing  an  image  of  the  private  area  of  a  person   or  persons  without  the  laPer's  consent.  or  the  act   of  selling.  internet.  showing  or   exhibiAng  the  photo  or  video  coverage  or  recordings  of  such  sexual  act   or  similar  acAvity  through  VCD/DVD.  sharing.  broadcasAng.   .

buttocks or female breast of an individual   "Under circumstances in which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy" means believe that he/she could disrobe in privacy.On Ethics. without being concerned that an image or a private area of the person was being captured. regardless of whether that person is in a public or private place . Definitions   “Female breast” means any portion of the female breast   "Private area of a person" means the naked or undergarment clad genitals. or circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that a private area of the person would not be visible to the public. pubic area. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 1.

On Ethics. On Consent   What is the effect of consent to the criminal liability of the offender? . Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 2.

.00 or both   If a juridical person – automatic revocation of franchise and subjecting the responsible officers to penalty   If public officer – will be administratively liable   If alien – deportation after serving sentence/paying fine.000.00 but not more than P500.000. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 3.On Ethics. Penalties   If offender is a natural person – imprisonment of not less than 3 years but not more than 7 years and/or a fine of not less than P100.

Voyeurism in Weddings   Can there be violation of Anti-Voyeurism Law in weddings despite the fact that the same is done in public?   What about in pre-nuptial or engagement shoots? .On Ethics. Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 4.

Copyright and Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 THANK YOU .On Ethics.