I worked at a club where the owner was filming a reality show and I never signed a release and was told because of that I would not be shown and my voice would not be used but I just watched the premier and I saw myself including 2 of my tattoos. I am in the process of seeking a career in law enforcement and future FBI. Should I get a lawyer?
There are several questions that would first need to be asked including your employment agreement and the degree to which you were shown and that it was recognizably you. It may by an infringement on your publicity rights but more facts are needed. You should consult with an entertainment attorney. Do a search on avvo.com.
It seems that you can't go anyplace without being filmed these days, at least in Los Angeles. Being in a certain space at a time when you know that they'll be filmed gives implicit consent to your being used on film.
I don't understand your throwaway line at the end of it discusses tattoos and law-enforcement. Is this a comment that you would like to have the portion of the film that uses you taken out or at least your face blurred so you won't be recognizable as law-enforcement? Would your being included in this film in anyway preclude you from being accepted into the FBI or other law-enforcement?
I think you need to take things that she was doing the ternion get a private consultation.
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I agree with Mr. Parron. You may have a claim, but to be sure, an attorney would have to engage in a highly fact-intensive inquiry.
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I have a feeling that your face wasn't shown at all and you aren't mentioning it. I also think you are just looking for a handout and even if everything you said was true--you wouldn't get anything. You have no damages. Speculating that you are "seeking a career in law enforcement and future FBI" has nothing to do with your tats being on a reality tv show.
And some food for thought: if you sue for this utter nonsense... how do you think that will look on your application for law enforcement? no one wants to hire a crybaby that files lawsuits for every little thing.
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