Ohio privacy attorney reviews cases of image infringement and files unauthorized photo lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide
Invasion of privacy claims and unauthorized photo lawsuits have been filed by a number of plaintiffs in recent years, many of which involve photographs posted on Facebook, Instagram or Web sites without the permission of the subject. Commercial businesses often fail to take the proper channels in advertising without the consent of a photographed subject, sometimes in poor taste, jeopardizing the reputation of an individual.
Even if a photo is posted by an individual on the Internet on social media platforms, businesses cannot manipulate or exploit that photograph for their own purposes without the consent of the original poster. If an individual has their privacy rights violated, they may be able to file unauthorized photo lawsuits to have certain images removed and may seek compensation for damages to a reputation.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Invasion Privacy Attorney investigating claims and unauthorized photo lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide.
Image Infringement & Unauthorized Photo Lawsuits
Plaintiff attorneys have recently filed lawsuits on behalf of well-known public female figures who claim strip clubs and other establishments are using their images in advertisements and promotions without their consent. Invasion of privacy litigation has included claims from Carmen Electra and Joanna Krupa, both who are filing lawsuits against strip clubs for using their photos in commercial social media posts.
The privacy claims note protection under the Lanham Act and state Right of Publicity laws, claiming they did not consent to the use of their images to assist in the business promotions. Strip clubs and other establishments may not fully understand that they are violating privacy statutes, though they are still responsible for protecting the privacy of individuals and may be liable for damages in image infringement suits. Similar suits are being filed nationwide, and plaintiffs may file claims against any business who fails to get consent for public postings of their image.
In a 2017 Florida case involving unauthorized photo lawsuits, ten models were awarded $222,500 by a court that heard the invasion of privacy argument.
If you have been a target of image infringement or invasion of privacy, and have questions about the legal options available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio privacy attorney, and he will answer critical questions regarding unauthorized photo lawsuits.