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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

I can only speak for the UK, where it counts as cyberbullying and it falls under under the Harassment Act 1997 if it causes alarm or distress to the victim. The people who said it is not a crime ...
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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

The question title says: Is it legal to own a photo … This is an unfortunate wording. Owning a photo (which presumably means owning copyright in that photo) is different to owning a copy of that ...
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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

It surely depends on the country. If you publish the photo in the internet, you have to observe German laws (as an example) if the web site can be visited from a computer located in Germany. If other ...
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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

Sharing intimate images (e.g. with nudity) without permission is generally illegal. Beyond that, it heavily depends on jurisdiction. In the US, for example, you can take and publish someone's photo ...
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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

Personality Rights In many jurisdictions, a person has the property right to control exploitation of a picture of them. This is generally connected to economic exploitation, but a court operating ...
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Is it legal to own a photo of someone and spread it around without their permission?

Copyright The photographer, not the subject(s) own the copyright in the picture. So, unless this was a selfie, you have no rights in the picture. Privacy If the photo was taken in circumstances where ...
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