[Wikimedia-l] Copyright on Xrays

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 18:48:47 UTC 2012

On 20 August 2012 18:27, Cynthia Ashley-Nelson <cindamuse at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the US, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
> (HIPAA) governs release of medical information, which includes any medium,
> including spoken, written, or electronically stored. This includes videos,
> photographs, and x-rays. The only person legally entitled to release this
> information is the patient or individual holding medical power of attorney.
> You can find more information here: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

Privacy law is generally separate from copyright law.

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