Lately I have seen a few questions about legal aspect of photography. In particular this question about model release and copyrights. The highest rated answer for the moment is "consult a lawyer". I find this answer deeply unsatisfactory. Even more, there are good (in my opinion) answers to this question : carefully worded, emphasising that there are exceptios to the rules, that other countries have other laws, ...
It seems to me that for some obscure reason, we are afraid to answer or promote questions related to legal matters.
Yes, most of the participants on this site are not lawyers, and dont have a perfect understanding of the law. And those laws are different from one country to the next. But most of the participants are not professional photographers either. For any answer, you have to use your judgment. There is always a chance that an answer will be wrong. Why should it be different with questions related to legal matters ?
What do you think ?