BBC warns staff over social networking pictures

BBC editorial staff have been told to be cautious over the use of photos from social networking websites, saying the practice raises a number of legal and ethical issues.The BBC does not yet have a fixed policy on content from social networking sites, but an update for editorial staff and producers sent on Friday and seen by MediaGuardian.co.uk warned that just because pictures are easily available, it should not remove the “responsibility to assess the sensitivities in using it”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/feb/11/bbc.medialaw

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