May 15, 2010 2:32 AM Subscribe
My child attends a local school and is in year one. Recently the kids gave their mid-year concert. All was lovely and cute, except the school’s attitude which has left me feeling like I’ve been - well gouged, and somewhat annoyed.
posted by the noob to Society & Culture (31 answers total)
We attended the concert to find out that photography of any kind is banned – the school cite copyright reasons – but I seriously doubt this – but rather feel that it’s the $22 they want to charge for the DVD of the concert (on top of the $5 entry fee). The concert programme actually states “if found using a camera you will be ejected and your camera confiscated”
This has me thinking – I did sign a release (at enrolment) stating that I give the school permission to use my child’s image – but I stipulated that it was not to be used for marketing or commercial activities.
Surely selling this DVD contravenes my instructions. On top of this, I feel that the school has removed an important “rite of passage” in me being able to video my child’s first performance. I am aware that schools are now very wary of allowing children to be filmed – I would have no problem if this was the reason stated, and that the DVD was made available for free to parents -or even at a nominal cost - indeed I don't really mind if it was fund raising for a particular goal and this was stated.
The school is a public school, is in an affluent area and is well attended – this behaviour makes me feel, well icky.
Is this normal school behaviour?