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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hernandez Gonzalez on the Right to Protection of One's Image From a Belgian Perspective

Lennin Hernandez Gonzalez, Independent, has published Is a Selfie Worth a Thousand Words? The Right to Protection of One's Image from a Belgian Perspective at 2017 The Entertainment Law Review 1. Here is the abstract.

This article provides a general introduction to image rights, also called right to one’s own image, portrait rights or right of self image and portrait. It gives a definition of image rights and analyzes their history and legal basis. It tackles some of the issues derived from uploading a selfie to social media networks and attempts to answer the following questions: Who can be the author of a selfie? What if the selfie depicts more than one individual? What are the legal consequences of the so-called “group selfies” or “groupies”?

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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