Porn Company Uses Photo of 14 Year Old Without Permission

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According to The Consumerist:

When Lara placed a self-portrait taken at age fourteen on deviantART, she never expected it to be stolen by TVX Films and placed on the cover of the DVD porno “Body Magic.” Lara asked the President of TVX Films to remove her photo and compensate her for the theft. He responded with the following email:

I’M SURE BY THE END OF THE MONTH YOUR FACE WILL BE HISTORY. WE HAVE STOPPED SELLING THE DVD UNTIL COVER IS REPLACED. WE HAVE FURTHER CHECKED OUT YOUR NAME AND ITS NOT LIKE IT’S A HOUSE WHOLE NAME. ACTUALLY, REMOVING YOUR IMAGE WILL HELP IMPROVE THE SELL OF THE DVD….. SO FAR IT BOMBED.THEY ARE REMAKING THE COVER AS WE SPEAK SO YOUR TEN SECONDS OF FAME WILL SOON COME TO AN END.

AS FOR COMPSENSATION;YOUR SILLY!

We can’t help but appreciate the juxtaposition of our beloved semicolon and the wrong form of “you’re.” These pornographers, who make their business by slapping new covers on old DVDs, are clearly classy with a “K.”

An account of her copyright lawsuit is available at The Smoking Gun.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to Porn Company Uses Photo of 14 Year Old Without Permission

  1. Joseph Slater says:

    I thought “house whole name” was even more telling. Not just a misunderstading of the idiom in question, but arguably an admission of an element in various violation of privacy torts.