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Q: Can a company use my images in marketing even if I no longer work there? It was not in employee contract to take images

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If your former employer is using your images without your explicit consent and it was not stipulated in your employment contract that they could use your images for marketing purposes, you may have grounds to object to this use. Your right to object might be based on your copyright in the images (if you were the one who created them) or based on your right of publicity, which protects against the unauthorized commercial use of your name, likeness, or other recognizable aspects of your identity. To fully protect your rights and possibly take legal action, it is recommended to consult with an attorney to review the specific facts of your case and to guide you on the best path forward.

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