Gardendale, AL asked in Copyright, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Alabama

Q: a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: We all have a right of privacy, which includes our "right of publicity." However, if your image was taken while you were in a public place, and/or your image was only briefly shown, it will be much harder to assert your claim. Please consult with an IP/privacy attorney to fully assess your rights.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

1 user found this answer helpful

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: depends on how they came into posession of your image

Check with them

Did you sign anything?

how much is your image use? incidental? primary?

did you participate at a public event where they got it?

consult with an attorney

best luck

Marcos

attorney for the creative classes

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.