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  1. joen00b

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    Colorado Springs, CO: Ninja University - Legal ramifications of taking pictures?

    So, I wanted to run around this weekend and take pictures of all the McDojo's here in Colorado Springs, as we are overflowing with them, everything from the Cult Like Belt Factories to the downright ludicrous 'Ninja University'. But, while driving around, taking a few test snapshots with the GF, she worried about Legal Problems arising from me posting a school as a McDojo. Would Phrost be held liable for the defmation of the school? Would I be held liable? Is there anything wrong with snapping a picture of a school's entrance and posting it?

    Basically, I don't want to get anyone in trouble 'law-like', but I would love to share some pictures of these Belt Factories with the masses.

    Can anyone say for certain Bullshido.com or myself cannot be found legally guilty of defamation or libel?
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    First of all you should make sure you have ample evidence a school is really a McDojo or your going to get into serious legal problems. No claims should be made unless theres some proof. Or at best say "Susupected Mc Dojo". As for pictures are concern I dont know. It depends on the photograpy laws where you guys are. As for taking pictures for personal use. I dont see any problem with that.
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    I would think if you posted pictures, explained what you observed in a factual manner, then asked others for their opinions you would probably be safe...but one of the legal eagles on the board could offer more professional advice.
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    though, courts have consistently found that citizens are free to publish and use photos taken from public view
  5. joen00b

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    I'll probably post a bunch of pictures with no comments, let our usual suspects around here make their own acute assumptions as to what happens behind their Bruce Lee Image laden doors.
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    Re: Legal Ramifications?

    Originally posted by joen00b
    Would Phrost be held liable for the defmation of the school?
    No

    Originally posted by joen00b
    Would I be held liable?
    You could if you are wrong.

    Originally posted by joen00b
    Is there anything wrong with snapping a picture of a school's entrance and posting it?
    No, unless you use it for monetary gain.

    Also, anyone can be sued whether or not they are liable. Keep that in mind.
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  7. joen00b

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    Thanks Mr. Mantis, pictures will be coming after this weekend, then. Who knows, I may even get out this week to take care of them. I asked my GF to pose by the schools, but she didn't want a bunch of 'immature net jockeys waxing their batpoles to her', so no go on that end. Just the school entrances.
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    joe you've got a pm.
  10. joen00b

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    Actually, here's the link, do with it what you will:

    http://www.ninja-university.com/
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