You have not been framed

22nd December 2000 at 00:00
PHOTOGRAPHS and video footage of Madonna's wedding today in Sutherland will be worth a lot of money. Perhaps the protectors of the lady's privacy and the interests of those who pay through the nose for publication rights should contact Perth and Kinross, which has sorted out picture rights in the most draconian of ways.

Parents have not been allowed to take photographs of their offspring in nativity plays and other seasonal festivities. Data protection rules were mysteriously invoked but no one seems to know the reaso for the swingeing ban, which was sought by some parents but resented by more. Anyway, there will be no footage from Perthshire for You Have Been Framed.

Dads jumping up and down in the front row to get a better camera angle are a nuisance, but the ban is regrettable for the performers' sake. Part of every child's education ought to be in media handling. They should be prepared for their 15 minutes of fame and flashlight. Indeed, in a multi-channel and multimedia world 15 minutes looks too modest a ration.

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