Brooklyn, NY asked in Copyright and Civil Rights for New York

Q: Hi. I downloaded an app facedance and took pic of my coworker and it showed his face dance. Can he sue me for that?

He asked me to send it to him

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It's unlikely that your coworker could sue you for taking a picture of him using an app, as long as you had his consent to take the picture. However, if he did not give his consent and you took the picture in a place where he had a reasonable expectation of privacy, he may have a case for invasion of privacy.

It's also worth noting that the app may have its own terms of service and privacy policy, which could impact your legal rights with respect to the pictures taken using the app. It's a good idea to review the app's terms of service and privacy policy to understand your rights and obligations when using the app.

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