How disgusting?


There seems to have been a number of artists experiencing appalling cases of copyright infringement, someone in the latest line being Lara Jade, a self portrait of whose (an image made when she was 14) was used by a pornographic film company.

Lara has tried to approach the company but received rude, pathetic responses. I hope that posting this on my blog will raise awareness about the improper use of this image, and if you have any advice for Lara about what to do, please help. Read about it and comment with any advice on her Flickr page

Posted in Essays, musings on May 25th, 2007 | 8 Comments |

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Comments for “How disgusting?”

    1. Stealing work | Long
      8:09 pm on May 25th, 2007

      [...] I read Miss Aniela’s post about Lara Jade being another victim of photo thievery. This time, rather than merely being sold, [...]

    2. miguel p.
      5:43 am on May 26th, 2007

      I sent an email to yahoo tech advisor Christopher Null with a link to Lara’s flickr post;he seems to write about legal problems with the internet, tech, etc. He said he’d see if he could write something this weekend. We should keep an eye on his blog

    3. Nomen Nescio
      10:39 am on May 26th, 2007

      Have Ms Jade contact the Texas state Attorney General’s office to lodge a complaint. ( ) Make sure she explains the picture use is a copyright violation, and emphasize the picture being used on an explicit adult video is of a 14 year old. I hope her the best.

    4. Miss Aniela
      11:48 am on May 27th, 2007

      thanks people for reading.

    5. Copyright infringement « I, bificus
      5:48 pm on May 29th, 2007

      [...] need 50 grand to hire a lawyer to take the case on – which seems all wrong. Heads up courtesy of Miss Aniela. Seriously, even if you can’t help, you should at least spread the [...]

    6. Gary B Watts
      9:03 pm on May 29th, 2007

      Thanks for posting this, I’ve given her a few places to check into for help.

    7. Matt
      7:43 pm on June 3rd, 2007

      I read about it on her page and about tore my mouse in have in anger. Some of these photo-thiefs are really brazen these days. Rebekka had soemthing similar; except the company was selling prints of her work with no credit or renumeration.

    8. David M. Dunn
      12:18 am on July 19th, 2007

      Don’t call a lawyer, call the cops. You were 14, not 18 Ms. Jade, and too young to be in a porn ad/cover. Once they are prosecuted by the state you will be able to sue them more easily. The reason, I suspect, that the lawyers are cool to representing you is that they are not at all assured of a easy win. After all, lawyers eat their own kill. If you can get the cops interested, with a willing D.A., then your chances will improve markedly. Then you should work the news, and also contact Feminist and Religious groups to write letters of support to the local D.A., newspapers, teevee news, etc. Good Luck.

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