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    "An Ohio woman is demanding $20 million from Yahoo for allegedly using a photo of her without her permission for a welcome e-mail sent to new users."

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    that article needs pictures
    garinballbarin
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    I saw this story earlier. I bet flickr has a disclaimer allowing Yahoo to do just about anything they want with images hosted for free on their service. You never get something for nothing.

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamizuno View Post
    that article needs pictures
    http://googlewatch.eweek.com/content...image_use.html

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    I wonder if GoogleWatch deliberately used a crappy image to stay out of trouble. Surely they had access to the original image that was sent out to millions of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    I saw this story earlier. I bet flickr has a disclaimer allowing Yahoo to do just about anything they want with images hosted for free on their service. You never get something for nothing.
    Good point, but I don't remember seeing that she put it on Flickr. If someone else did, it could be argued that a release is needed. This may turn out to be an interesting case.
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    On a related note, a Navajo is suing Google for stealing his soul by taking his picture
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    According to the articles he is a model, she gets paid for the use of her images.

    She should sue, I hope she wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    According to the articles he is a model, she gets paid for the use of her images.

    She should sue, I hope she wins.
    I hope she wins, but not the $20.000.000 the figure is outragious..
    She should get what a normal model gets paid for a job like that and a small amount as a sweetener... not millions..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT View Post
    I hope she wins, but not the $20.000.000 the figure is outragious..
    She should get what a normal model gets paid for a job like that and a small amount as a sweetener... not millions..
    But you don't know how many times her image was sent out, so how can you tell what it would have been worth had she been given a contract to use her image?
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    I sure hope anonymous interchangeable models don't earn $10-20 million, no matter what the campaign. Isn't that what headline actresses get paid for b-grade movies?

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    But you don't know how many times her image was sent out, so how can you tell what it would have been worth had she been given a contract to use her image?
    I'm sure an industry expert can work that out easily..
    And I'm equally sure his answer isnt in the millions..
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    I once have an old friend that was a model. She always was just paid for the photo shoot. I never heard of her being paid a percentage of the revenue that her image generated.

    I would say award her their going rate at the time plus just enough of a penalty to give Yahoo a small slap on the wrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroths View Post
    On a related note, a Navajo is suing Google for stealing his soul by taking his picture
    So, what is the monetary equivalent to eternal soulless damnation?
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    I agree with the tool, this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT View Post
    I'm sure an industry expert can work that out easily..
    And I'm equally sure his answer isnt in the millions..
    Yes, an industry expert, who has knowledge of what every model who ever existed has ever made for allowing a company to use their image as the poster child for their product sent to each and every user.

    The expert should also have legal knowledge of violating ones privacy and using the image of a professional model without her permission.

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, none of us have that knowledge, so without that knowledge, how can you possibly state that you are sure that it isn't worth 20 mil?

    If you're so sure that it isn't worth 20 mil, please, using your apparently knowledge of the modeling industry and legal savvy, what is it worth?
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    20m for a picture? Who the hell cares? No wonder this world is so zzzz zz.
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    Uh oh, unless her soul is at stake!
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    Sorry, I meant zzzzzz zz, not zzzz zz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblanter View Post
    20m for a picture? Who the hell cares? No wonder this world is so zzzz zz.
    20 mil for violating her right to privacy, using her image for their own financial gain and without compensating her.
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