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how could these ordinary people sue somebody for taking their pictures without permission, when there are tabloid journalists who do this every day to celebrities ? (And obviously they get away with it.) Tabloid journalists only get away with it when the pictures are taken in public, where there is no expectation of privacy. No permission is required in ...


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Under Ohio law, you might have a case: here are the most relevant statutes. The right of publicity is "the property right in an individual's persona to use the individual's persona for a commercial purpose", and you have that right. Per ORC 2741.02, "except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not use any aspect of an ...


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The LII article on "Publicity" says: The right of publicity prevents the unauthorized commercial use of an individual's name, likeness, or other recognizable aspects of one's persona. It gives an individual the exclusive right to license the use of their identity for commercial promotion. In the United States, the right of publicity is largely ...


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