INTERNET PICTURE REMOVAL

 

The internet should not be used to rob us of our human dignity.

Removing Private Pictures Wrongfully Posted On The Internet

While there is no doubt that the Internet plays a constructive role in our lives, it also brings with it a number of unintended consequences. One of them is the opportunity to defame someone, often anonymously, and do so with worldwide distribution. The term for this is Internet Defamation. One of the more regrettable aspects of Internet Defamation involves the posting of embarrassing pictures, often of a sexual nature, that are posted without the person’s consent.

Our firm has handled a number of these matters successfully. We have utilized existing precedents to compel the poster and/or Internet service provider to remove the offending still-pictures or videos. We are particularly aware of the sensitivity of this sort of representation and seek to treat the matter with the appropriate discretion and confidentiality.

The firm’s approach to Internet picture removal includes the following:

  • In certain cases, the picture will be removed when the firm makes a demand.
  • If not, the firm will determine whether any other legal claims (which may or may not include defamation) may be effective in having the picture removed.
  • If that is not viable, our firm has informal methods of seeking the identity of the poster.
  • If that is not successful, the firm can sometimes file suit to seek the identity of an anonymous poster. This will involve satisfying the relevant legal standard to compel disclosure of the identity.

Publications & Presentations

Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq.

 

Laura J. Magedoff, Esq.

  • Augmented Reality: Gotta Protect That IP, by Gary D. Nissenbaum, Esq. and Laura J. Magedoff, Esq., Apptentive, September 22, 2016
  • Potential Legal Approaches to a Cyberbullying Case (Co-author), The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association, EMIPS Committee Comments to New York State Bar Association Report of the Privacy Task Force, Contributing Author, March 2009
  • Wrongful Posting on the Internet: The Privacy You Save Could be Your Own, NJ Lawyer Magazine, April, 2008
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement, New Jersey Bar Association Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, May 2017
  • Panelist, Empower – I Create Nothing. I Own it: A Panel about Establishing and Protecting your Intellectual Property as a Business Asset, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners’ Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2010
  • Moderator, Engage – The most Powerful Commodity I know is Information, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners’ Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2010
  • Panelist, Casino Law 2010: Game On!, 2010 South CLEFest, Atlantic City, NJ, August 2010
  • Presented Seminar, Protecting Your Online Image, Various 2009-Present

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