> Quite apart from the permission of the Railway authorities,
As far as I know there are restrictions (as per law) on shooting the
video/photograph of Indian Railway stations and trains. But many of us are
not aware about these restrictions.
Recently one of my wikimedian friend had the bad experience of warned by the
police when he was trying to capture the photo of a railway station. Every
single photo of railway station that he captured was deleted before the
police allowed him to go. So it is better to verify the existing
laws/policies and see whether such a project is viable in India.
May be with the permission from Railways we can do this project.
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Vickram Crishna
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Pradeep Mohandas <
> pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I understand. But the question is that of access to the driver/guard
>> bogey. We can either be there or not be there at all. Another issue is that
>> we can use the video during daytime only.
>> It's an interesting logistical exercise along with having a "free" video
>> tape of all of that length of railway line.
> Quite apart from the permission of the Railway authorities, please be aware
> that we, all of us, have a responsibility not to inadvertently record anyone
> without their express permission. This may not be expressed explicitly in
> legal terms in India, hence may not cross the line being drawn by the
> Creative Commons partners, but is nevertheless an important distinction to
> be recognised whilst undertaking anything as incredibly scaled up as this.
> It could be done, in practical terms, by editing all the footage and
> blurring all faces, mostly automatically.
> For those who think perhaps this is a sort of googly, please do some
> reading on Google Street View, and the judgments of the European Court,
> aside from individual countries such as UK and Germany, just for
> I am totally in favour of this project being done, by the way. If enough
> people can be found across the country who have time and access to Flips, I
> doubt it would be very difficult to carry out, provided the Railways is
> willing (and it is not illegal) to allow people in the Guard Bogies. I have
> seen Flip night recordings, by the way, and do not think this is a major
> impediment either.
> With care (for individuals/faces), I think it might even be possible to do
> on some city suburban rail lines. It may not require any permissions, if it
> is done from passenger carriages. But doing it from the motorman's viewpoint
> (definitely needs permission) could create some totally fascinating footage.
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