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February 13,  2017

Avoid Using Private Images of Individuals Without their Permission

By Topimagessites

A woman was photographed without her knowledge while eating at Chipotle in 2006. After she left the restaurant, the photographer asked her to sign a release. She did not agree to it. Chipotle then purchased the photograph, photo-shopped in an alcoholic beverage and used the image in advertising.

The woman was oblivious of this until 2014 when she noticed the advertisement in numerous locations. It was then that she decided to sue the Chipotle for $ 2.2 Billion as her photograph was used without her consent.

This case should serve as a reminder to avoid using private images of individuals without their permission. 


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