A lagal question. Is it actally legal to post a candid photo, a street photo or any other photo taken from a stranger without having the stranger allowed to do it? I talk with police spokesman in Austria because of something else (nothing bad ), but then this theme came up to and the spokesman said: 1. It is legal to photograph anything and anybody on public places if explicitly not forbidden (no photograph-sign like on borders-crossings, etc). Important to mention here: public place. If om private property, the owner may not allow, so the best is to ask... 2. It is illegal to publish (internet, news, on the street, etc) a picture about someone without his/her permission. So he/she can start a process against you (and probably win). If he/she doesn't cares, no problem then. Everything else may be published legally, including: house (taken from the street), car, animals (animals are objects and no "humans"), etc. I see here people posting candid photos, street-photos, etc. If I think on what the police-spokesman told me, these postings are surely illegal and can have consequences. I know that the probability is very-very loww of that the photographed person surfes through this forum and find a photo of himself. Any comments on this? Admins, moderators?