Q: Image infringement. Photos of my face have been used multiply times by amazon for commercial purposes

Without mine or photographer’s knowledge, images have been used for commercial purposes of selling items on amazon. What Kind of action should I take?

1 Lawyer Answer
Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD

A: If you are a non-celebrity, you have a right of privacy. (If a celebrity, then you have a right of publicity.) It would be best to work with an attorney familiar with these kinds of actions. Keep in mind that if Amazon is merely the service provider, it would not be liable, unless it knows of the infringement. Check Amazon's TOU to see about procedures for notice and take-down under the DMCA. Likely you would have to pursue the company which is actually using the images. Where did the images of you come from? There could be a copyright infringement included in your claim from the POV of the photographer.

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