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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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: Impala64ssa


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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To: TheThirdRuffian

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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To: Impala64ssa
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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To: TheThirdRuffian

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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To: Impala64ssa

“... 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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To: wiggen

“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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To: TheThirdRuffian

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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To: TheThirdRuffian

Kip Winger was a prophet!


21 posted on 06/24/2013 11:15:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Mr. K

“OK so who in the school system thought it was wise to actually use a photo of a student like this?”

A professional indocrinator who trolls the internet looking for pictures of young girls, apparently.

Votes for Obama, no doubt.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 11:15:57 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Shouldn't have friended Tricia who was friends with Eugene who (being a complete nerd and brown-noser) friended the principal.
23 posted on 06/24/2013 11:16:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Not Guilty!


24 posted on 06/24/2013 11:16:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Leaning Right
I have a question. I don't use social media, at all, never have, for reasons that should be obvious by now to those that do.

My question is...on sites such as Facebook, can someone specify that their photos cannot be referred to or reproduced wothout their pemission? Can they have something there that states the site is only for those they have given permission to?

I'd think a disclaimer like that would at least provide a right to sue if someone uses those photos.

I've taught for 46 years. My view is that a school district exploiting a student photo such as this without permission is despicable.

25 posted on 06/24/2013 11:18:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The Disclaimer clearly states EVERYTHING you post no longer belongs to you and they can do with it any dam thing they please. I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.


26 posted on 06/24/2013 11:20:29 AM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: carriage_hill

late 60’s- early 70’s super grungy look. Hippie chicks.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 11:21:05 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I played drums in Metal/Rock bands for nearly 30 years. I learned to talk to the Groupies about school. Some were just going into High School and they looked 25. Especially when they pull up to the dock in their own Party Barge where my band was playing in ME. Danger Will Robinson, Jail bait. Run Away! Not even the two young ME State Troopers carded them.


28 posted on 06/24/2013 11:21:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

plan to be served with her $2M suit vs. you soon.


29 posted on 06/24/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: massgopguy

Similar story here. Played in the NFL.

First day, every day, offensive line coach said “never put your [male genetalia] in anything you don’t want having your baby.”

We chanted variations of it during warm up/wind sprints.


30 posted on 06/24/2013 11:24:08 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: EDINVA

She probably should start with the NYPost where I hotlinked it from.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: no-to-illegals

> 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.

Oh yeah...the gub’mint has a vast supply of Magic Erasers.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 11:25:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: grania

If the school had access to her photo on her FB page (the school could actually see it there), it sounds like she had it posted “public” unless somebody who could see it on her FB grabbed it and passed it on to them. A ‘right-click’ and ‘copy’ is all you need to take a photo off a FB site, no matter what disclaimer is used (and I have yet to see one other than on photography sites with copyrights). You can post a photo and specify who can see it ... yourself only, your friends, friends of friends, or a custom group of people you specify ... what any of these folks do with it ..... well, that’s the chance you take on FB.


33 posted on 06/24/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: grania

No, they can’t.


34 posted on 06/24/2013 11:29:19 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: jsanders2001
yep ... makes one wonder (once more) why can the People not have the same? I could have used a magic eraser once or twice myself. Not certain where but would love to have all the same rights as those who choose to rule over me such as having my own magic eraser.
35 posted on 06/24/2013 11:29:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: corbe

That is my understanding. I think she will lose, because Facebook actually owns the copyright to her images now.


36 posted on 06/24/2013 11:29:45 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, as Snoop Dog has recently been revealed to be a former pimp of underage prostitutes I submit that thinking was probably not an activity connected to the photo op.

Likely she was clowning around with a girlfriend cracking jokes and giggling a lot. Inebriating substances may or may not have been involved.


37 posted on 06/24/2013 11:31:29 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: corbe

I believe you are incorrect. And the way to protect the image is to put a copyright credit for the photographer.


38 posted on 06/24/2013 11:32:09 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: no-to-illegals

Actually there are some companies that specialize on erasing Internet history. Here’s one:

http://www.reputation.com/


39 posted on 06/24/2013 11:32:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MissMagnolia; corbe
So posting there is a horrible idea.

Gosh, how much better it was in the bad ol' days. A picture got taken that you regreted, and you destroyed the negative and got all the copies back. Not that things like that ever happened with my HS Class of '63. <^. .^>

40 posted on 06/24/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by grania
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Which one was the cardboard cutout now? lol


41 posted on 06/24/2013 11:33:00 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: wiggen

... Daddy says she’s too young, but she’s old enough for... WOW! Kip Winger was a friggin’ perv!!!


42 posted on 06/24/2013 11:33:06 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: jsanders2001

Thank you ... doubt will ever need it but would be a service many should consider.


43 posted on 06/24/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Guilt, she has not.

Yeah, she has.

FMCDH(BITS)

44 posted on 06/24/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
That was taken on a family trip ?!?
45 posted on 06/24/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: wiggen
Ooops, wrong decade.

They didn’t make ‘em like that when I was in HS, back in the early-mid 70s 60s.

46 posted on 06/24/2013 11:35:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ping for later...


47 posted on 06/24/2013 11:35:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Impala64ssa

Any photo placed on Facebook is the property of Facebook.


48 posted on 06/24/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Impala64ssa

If I am not mistaken. Photos posted on FB are public property. Feel free to correct me if this is not true.


49 posted on 06/24/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: Impala64ssa

Ain’t gonna happen honey...Maybe not such a good idea to be photographed half nude.


50 posted on 06/24/2013 11:43:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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