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Georgia teen wants $2 million after school uses Facebook photo without permission
NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/13 | Carol Kuruvilla

Posted on 06/24/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

When bikini-clad Chelsea Chaney posed next to a cutout of Snoop Dogg during a family vacation, she had no idea that the photo would be shown to hundreds of strangers at a Fayette County Schools district seminar. An administrator used the photo to demonstrate the dangers of posting to social media.

You never know who’s creeping through your Facebook profile.

To prove that point, a high school administrator in Fayette County, Ga., grabbed a revealing photo from a student’s Facebook page and showed it to hundreds of students and teachers at a districtwide seminar.

The student in the photo, 17-year-old Chelsea Chaney, is now suing her district for $2 million, saying the picture was used without her permission.

In the photo, taken during a family trip, Chaney wears a red bikini and poses next to a cardboard cutout of rapper Snoop Dogg. The young woman, now a college freshman at the University of Georgia, says she posted the photo to the social media site thinking that only her friends and friends of friends could view it.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: altereddate; internet
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For better or for worse, the internet does NOT come with an eraser. Besides, posing next to a cut-out of Snoop Dogg, what was this young lady thinking? ;)
1 posted on 06/24/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

I guess she hasn’t yet realize that the internet is forever.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 11:05:00 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Impala64ssa

That darn internet strikes again... as opposed to stupidity :)


3 posted on 06/24/2013 11:05:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Impala64ssa

I feel somewhat vindicated having never dived into the social media maelstrom. I got rid of my gMail account years ago seeing the writing on the wall and have been hosting my own email server with my own domain ever since. It feels really good to have control of my own data even though I know the transmission of that data is no more secure than the encryption I use.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 11:05:26 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Impala64ssa

So she’s upset that this picture was seen by hundreds of strangers. But now, thanks to this lawsuit, it will no doubt be seen by millions of strangers.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 11:06:21 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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the internet does NOT come with an eraser

Sorry but I beg to differ with that point. There have been many instances where the Internet has been scrubbed of information if those who hold power did not want the information on the Internet.

6 posted on 06/24/2013 11:06:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Impala64ssa

Stay out the bushes and the face book.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Guilt, she has not.
8 posted on 06/24/2013 11:07:42 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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Shes only 17????????????


9 posted on 06/24/2013 11:09:48 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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She's got a legitimate case. Not a $2 million case, but a case.

Who do those school administrators think they are, using ANY photograph without the person's permission?

They have no more right to do that than, say, Pepsi has to use a person's photo in an ad campaign without permission.

10 posted on 06/24/2013 11:10:19 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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OK so who in the school system thought it was wise to actually use a photo of a student like this?


11 posted on 06/24/2013 11:11:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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“... thinking that only her friends and friends of friends could view it.”

... and friends of friends of friends, and fiends of friends of friends of friends of friends, and friends of perverts of friends of friends of friends of friends of friends of friends, and parents of friends of fiends of perverts of friends...

Oh yeah, and future employers too, and friends of future employers, and...


12 posted on 06/24/2013 11:11:44 AM PDT by moovova
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Imagine what she’ll get when she finds it running in that malt liquor ad in Japan...


13 posted on 06/24/2013 11:11:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JoeDetweiler

Not Guilty.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 11:12:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lazamataz

You’re up...


15 posted on 06/24/2013 11:13:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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“Shes only 17????????????”

You sure name isn’t “Winger,” not “wiggen”?

I’m only seventeen (seventeen)
I’ll show you love like you’ve never seen
She’s only seventeen (seventeen)
Daddy says she’s too young
But she’s old enough for me

Come to my place
We can talk it over (oh)
Everything going down in your head
She said take it easy
I need some time
Time to work it out
To make you mine

And just when I thought
She was coming to my door
She whispered sweet
And brought me to the floor
She said,

Chorus:
I’m only seventeen (seventeen)
You ain’t seen love
Ain’t seen nothing like me
She’s only seventeen


16 posted on 06/24/2013 11:14:39 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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The innocence in this one is strong.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Leaning Right

I’d give her 2 million dollars to teach this school district, and other school districts a lesson.

They seem to think they can do whatever they want with their students.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 11:15:03 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: wiggen

They didn’t make ‘em like that when I was in HS, back in the early-mid 70s.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

One of these is a cardboard cutout?


20 posted on 06/24/2013 11:15:38 AM PDT by DBrow
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