Commons:Country specific consent requirements/table

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Multiple pages are involved in producing the table of country specific requirements.

The table itself[edit]

Consent required for action related to a picture of a person in a public place (by country)
Country/Territory Take a picture Publish a picture Commercially1 use a published picture
Afghanistan No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Argentina No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Australia No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) Yes
Austria No No (with exceptions) Yes
Belgium No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Brazil Yes Yes Yes
Bulgaria No No Yes
Canada Depends on province Yes (with exceptions) Yes
China, People's Republic of No No Yes
China, Republic of No No (with exceptions) Yes
Czech Republic Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Denmark No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Ethiopia No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Finland No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
France Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)[1] Yes
Germany No (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Greece No No Yes (with exceptions)
Hong Kong SAR Depends on circumstances Depends on circumstances Depends on circumstances
Hungary Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Iceland No No (with exceptions) Yes
India No No (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Ireland No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions)
Israel No No (with exceptions) Yes
Italy No No[2][3][4] Yes
Japan Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Libya No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Macau SAR Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Mexico No Yes Yes
Netherlands No No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions)
New Zealand No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) Yes
Norway No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Peru No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Poland No Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Portugal No (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes
Romania No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Russian Federation No Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Singapore No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions)
Slovakia Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions) Yes (with exceptions)
Slovenia No No Yes
South Africa No No Yes
Spain Yes Yes Yes
Sweden No No Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom No (with exceptions) No (with exceptions) Yes
United States No No Usually (although laws differ by state)
1: In this context of consent requirements, "commercial use" is separate from, and not in reference to, licensing conditions that may prohibit commercial use (non-commercial licenses).
  1. Laurent, Olivier (23 April 2013). "Protecting the Right to Photograph, or Not to Be Photographed". The New York Times. Retrieved on 15 February 2015.
  2. http://www.foto-grafo.net/archives/1705
  3. http://www.adammarelliphoto.com/2013/11/italian-law-street-photography/
  4. http://www.interlex.it/testi/l41_633.htm#97