Benton R Patterson III's answer There is a small body of case law on mimicking a famous person's voice (usually a singer's voice in advertisements) surrounding that person's right to publicity that could be used as a basis to claim legal rights in the sound of one's voice with respect to speech synthesis.
Joseph Hoelscher's answer You should check your lease. However, a standard lease doesn't include those rights. In Texas, you have a property right in your image. Certain public images may still be used without permission, but not generally for commercial purposes. For example, if you walk through a live newscast at a crime scene, then you can't sue for damages. Generally, unless you have given permission (check your lease), then they shouldn't be doing that.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Its unsafe to assume that because of the first sale doctrine they have no claim. They may be concerned that a Chinese distributor has breached a contract to not distribute the products in the US. An attorney would need to review the letter and all the facts to determine whether you should comply or not.
Roy Lee Warren's answer Not enough information to discover how you found out and what was recorded. If you were in public, there is no expectation of privacy, making it more difficult to obtain relief. You may try contacting the administrator for the website to have it removed.
Dr. Jamie Cuticchia's answer Copyright law used to require that the person seeking copyright for compilations must do more than compiling data. This was the "sweat of the brow" doctrine.
That has changed, however. A compilation of data can be copyrighted, but is must only contain the "facts." Even so little as taking a comment from the author of a source of data can result in copyright infringement.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The law does help but doesn't--you'd have a right to go after her but it would cost you money. So it is a right that only the very rich can afford. However it may be worth your while taking some of that money and getting a lawyer to write them a cease and desist letter, and some to talk to a psychologist about how you respond or how you structure your non-response so that the aggressive or passive aggressive person gets bored.
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