Do you need permission to take photos in a cemetery?
Here's an interesting article from The Legal Genealogist
Short answer: "The answer to this question is really basic, but it’s one that just about every genealogist — including The Legal Genealogist — tends to forget. It’s the law of property rights."
FRED BERGMAN, do you happen to know about the jurisdiction about this topic in the Netherlands?
sorry, the last URL is from Belgium, not following the jurisdiction of the Netherlands, for that is another European countries with it's own laws and rules, ofcourse. Maybe Wouter De Boeck knows more about how they manage this issue in his country?
Here it's also said that even if some-one make a picture of you in public, he/she is not automatically autorized to publsh it in a officially published document of on a internet-site. It's juridically spoken: portret-recht.
Not only royal families do need this approach, also people in court are protected against paperazzi and only someone who makes 'sketches' by hand is autorized to do so at the place where the judge and the advocates and OM -don't know the word in english- have there conversations about the case.
No problem in Belgium. You can take pictures and publish them. There are several projects which are even supported by the goverment.
Example: http://www.lijssenthoek.be/index.php or http://www.tenboome.webruimtehosting.net/begraafplaatsboom/overzich...
The website http://FindAGrave also has a lot of discussion and FAQ's about this topic.
For more on legal aspects of copying FindAGrave photos, this may be helpful: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2013/09/16/find-a-grave-revisi...