Skip to comments.Georgia teen wants $2 million after school uses Facebook photo without permission
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 whos creeping through your Facebook profile.
To prove that point, a high school administrator in Fayette County, Ga., grabbed a revealing photo from a students 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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I guess she hasn’t yet realize that the internet is forever.
That darn internet strikes again... as opposed to stupidity :)
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.
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.
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.
Stay out the bushes and the face book.
Shes only 17????????????
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.
OK so who in the school system thought it was wise to actually use a photo of a student like this?
“... 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...
Imagine what she’ll get when she finds it running in that malt liquor ad in Japan...
“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
I’m only seventeen (seventeen)
You ain’t seen love
Ain’t seen nothing like me
She’s only seventeen
The innocence in this one is strong.
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.
They didn’t make ‘em like that when I was in HS, back in the early-mid 70s.
One of these is a cardboard cutout?
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