An ex friend has posted a picture of my 2 daughters to a website called Arkansas Intact. She did without my permission and then I specifically asked her to take it down and she’s refusing. I want to know my rights.
In general taking pictures of people in public is allowed, but on private property may be restricted. This varies significantly by state. If requesting not to, and she still does, it might arise to harassment. You may want to check with local police. Beyond that, you may have a civil claim for invasion of privacy. For civil claims, consult with a local attorney.
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If she took the pictures in a public place it knocks out all the easy ways to remove the pictures.
Now you will need to hire a lawyer and discuss possible civil suits to have the pictures removed such as harassment, or personal publicity rights,.
You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
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It is not OK morally, but it is OK legally to post pictures of friend's children online. There are no laws which give parents the right to decide when and where pictures of children can be posted online. If you think there should be such a law, you should contact your state representative and discuss the need with them. People seem shocked when something like this is legal and then do nothing to advocate otherwise.
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