Photogrammetry and Niantic
With the last couple of updates for Ingress, and Pgo to get players to scan public art. I have a few serious questions @NianticBrian that i'd like more information on please?
I am far from a legal expert in this area.
1) As Pgo and Ingress players are scanning public art, into a short video clip, these can contain faces, and number plates which are cause for concern about what Niantic does with this information that we provide in the video clip, as it is a privacy concern?
2) International copyright of the 3D aspect of public art. Many places in the world have copyright laws where the 3D aspect of an object needs to have individual copyright consent to be used in a commercial product.
For example, in New Zealand, the Koru is synonymous with New Zealand, and is held under copyright in its use. And is also trademarked in many art pieces as well.
For example, the Hollywood sign, in LA, is trademarked, and cannot be used in a commercial product without prior consent
Where does Niantic stand in compliance?
3) I believe it is fair to request to know more, on how the scanning data will be used in NRWP? I can find no declaration of this