I have a quick question regarding whether I can get sued for something. Quickly, my background. I've written stories for a newspaper and taken pictures of the people that I wrote the story...so I got their permission before hand prior to the printing of the newspaper. Now, I am being asked to take "paparazzi" type photos for a city magazine taken at public and private events in the city. I plan to ask people after I've taken them if it's okay to use them in XYZ magazine... and if they are against it, I will delete the photo immediately. Getting written permissions from everyone seems way overkill and will reduce my production to a crawl. My question is: Do I have to get permission (veral or in writing) or is it the fact that they are there out in public, enough to publish. None of these photos will be used for advertising if that makes a difference. Ok, I will now sit back and listen to your responses.