Jacksonville, FL asked in Copyright, Civil Litigation and Entertainment / Sports for Florida

Q: What if someone uses video of you in a TV commercial without your permission?

I was in a program 14 years ago (18 years old) that helped young people with interview skills and making a resume. Recently I have seen a commercial on tv with me in it. I did not agree to this and I do not want to be in this commercial. I contacted the agency and they emailed me the commercial to watch again and confirm it was me and it is in fact me.

1 Lawyer Answer
Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: When you participated in the program 14 years ago and video was taken it is possible that you signed paperwork that gave them the right to use the video footage however they see fit. I am guessing that you would not have any of the paperwork that you may have signed from then.

You may want to ask them what authorization that they have to use the video footage of you to see what they will provide. I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in the Jacksonville area to get specific advice about this situation.

Good Luck,

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