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A Caution About MySpace
Old 04-23-2009, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know some Garage Glamour members have commented that they have had good success in finding and working with models through MySpace. I have a presence there and have had mixed results but it would appear that MySpace has a very liberal interpretation of what is legal and what is not legal with regards to what happens on their site.

I found out several weeks ago that a model I photographed two years ago has stolen several of my images and has posted them on her MySpace page and is using them without my permission. I have emailed her and asked her to remove the images and gotten no response.

I have been trying to get in contact with someone at MySpace to address this issue and all of my efforts are being ignored by the powers that be at MySpace.

I have looked at the MySpace ToS and this person is clearly in violation. I have sent numerous emails to MySpace and all I get are canned responses that accomplish nothing. I have not been able to find a telephone number on the MySpace web site which is a direct violation of federal law. The MySpace help section is completely useless unless I want to report this person for harrassment or as a pedophile which is not the case.

Other than hiring a lawyer which I do not have the money or the time to do I don't see any other options. I have removed many of my photos from MySpace and have cut my participation there to a minimum and I want to caution the Garage Glamour members to be very careful in posting their images on MySpace because in my experience you just don't know where they will wind up.
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