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A teenage photographer is suing a US porn film company for damages after it used a photo of her aged 14 on the front cover of one of its DVDs.

Lara Jade Coton, now 18, was "shocked and disgusted" that her self-portrait, which she put on the internet, had been used without her permission.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...re/6943847.stm

My bet is that she is more "shocked and disgusted" at not getting paid for it than the fact it was used.

If she didn't want it seen, why put it on the net?

I expect her family's "outrage" will subside once she's made a few hundred thousand and we can then expect to see bits of her body all over the tabloids.

And she'll be a "model
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Linky no worky.
Using the image w/o permission is a bad thing(at least, it is if you're using it to make money out of, stealing images for making silly points on the internet is just fine).
And yea, i can just see she'll be getting her tits out for the Sun or the Star by the end of the month.
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Its her fault. Plain and simple.

WTF, how did you come to that conclusion.
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but she DID put that photo on the internet...so it's partly her fault
but they DID use it without her permission...so it's partly their fault
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I want to see this "compromising pic"...

Also if she put them on the net, then she should have known people would see it.

Edit: If that's the pic in the link it's just her wearing a hat in a dress....I don't get how that could be used for porn.
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She said she had e-mailed TVX and was told that her photo was "to blame" for the DVD's poor sales.


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Oh well, if you dont want people to see you on a porn cover dont put the picture on the net!
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I dont know what to do about the link then.

the bit that has the dots next to each other should say "surrey". Then the link will work
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Imagine going to buy a porn DVD and you're on the front cover
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She said: "I was shocked and disgusted because I was 14 at the time the photo was taken.

"My family were outraged.

"You don't expect your image posted on a website to be taken for something like that.

"I was pretty frightened, especially about what people's reactions might be.

"If I didn't put the case in now, in years to come - because I want to be a successful photographer - then what would happen?"

She said she had e-mailed TVX and was told that her photo was "to blame" for the DVD's poor sales.

She said: "I was very angry. Their reaction was quite shocking."
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Oh well, if you dont want people to see you on a porn cover dont put the picture on the net!

i doubt she assumed she would end up on a porn cover...........

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#22
that picture isn't even her scantily dressed, so I really can't see why it is her fault.
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from the article

She said she had e-mailed TVX and was told that her photo was "to blame" for the DVD's poor sales.


hahaha sucks to be her, not only is she being exploited, but some hollywood big-wigs called her ugly!
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i doubt she assumed she would end up on a porn cover...........

I think rule 34 covers that in some way?
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[She said she had e-mailed TVX and was told that her photo was "to blame" for the DVD's poor sales.

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#26
One part of me says she's a dumb bitch, but the wiser part of me tells me that at the age of 18, you don't have to go back as far as to the age of 14 to remember at least 10 totally idiotic things you did.

To make this kind of media fuss about it, however...
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#27
I think you're all missing a key point here.

She's a photographer, not a model, and the picture is of her fully clothed, not porn. Her self portrait, which was no doubt used for her photography portfolio, has been used without her consent on a porn DVD and thus she's suing. The fact that it's porn and she was 14 in the photo just adds to it.
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I think you're all missing a key point here.

She's a photographer, not a model, and the picture is of her fully clothed, not porn. Her self portrait, which was no doubt used for her photography portfolio, has been used without her consent on a porn DVD and thus she's suing. The fact that it's porn and she was 14 in the photo just adds to it.

That makes sense...QFT
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i doubt she assumed she would end up on a porn cover...........


Well, now that I have seen said picture and there being no nudity in it, I doubt she would of assumed it to be used on a porn DVD.

On the other hand, had it been a nude picture.... Could you blame a porn company using it?
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WTF, how did you come to that conclusion.


Well, I hadnt read the story. I concluded too soon. I thought it was her naked, and she posted it on the internet in her own will. I had no idea she was clothed. Still, using the picture was wrong, but was it legally copyrighted by her?
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huh?

In the sense of 'there is porn of it', it applies in that it has raped her childhood, by being made into porn.
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One part of me says she's a dumb bitch, but the wiser part of me tells me that at the age of 18, you don't have to go back as far as to the age of 14 to remember at least 10 totally idiotic things you did.

To make this kind of media fuss about it, however...

So she is a dumb bitch for putting a picture of herself on the internet. She isn't even showing any flesh! Jesus!
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it isnt her fault at all. she isnt mad that people are looking at the pic, she is mad that somebody used it for their own financial gain (and the fact that she isnt getting any cash). and the fact that it was porn.. lol

even if the pic is on the internet, they cannot do that.
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Well, I hadnt read the story. I concluded too soon. I thought it was her naked, and she posted it on the internet in her own will. I had no idea she was clothed. Still, using the picture was wrong, but was it legally copyrighted by her?

Even if she did put it on the interent, i still don't see why it is her fault, she shoudl be able to put anything she wants and not have some pervert put it on his porno.
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On the other hand, had it been a nude picture.... Could you blame a porn company using it?

well if there had been nudity the porn company would be being sued for child porn..........

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it isnt her fault at all. she isnt mad that people are looking at the pic, she is mad that somebody used it for their own financial gain (and the fact that she isnt getting any cash). and the fact that it was porn.. lol

even if the pic is on the internet, they cannot do that.

exactly

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well if there had been nudity the porn company would be being sued for child porn..........


Well... Thats a given.
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