Tuesday, July 28, 2009
How do I remove my image that someone posted on the Internet without my permission?
Whether you can remove this image depends on the facts. Generally, one can photograph people in public places without consent with some exceptions, e.g. if the people have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as restrooms, or if the photos are used for commercial or defamatory purposes without your consent. Assuming the latter purposes, you could employ a PCMA takedown notice to your internet service provider and/or the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA). For ISPA instructions in this regard, please visit the following link: http://www.ispa.org.za/code/how_to_request_takedown.shtml
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