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Virgin sued for using photo of Texas teen

Virgin1 The family of Texas teenager Alison Chang is suing Virgin after the photo above, taken by a friend and posted on Flickr, ended up in this ad for Virgin Mobile Australia without her consent, causing her “grief and humiliation.” It doesn’t appear to be a copyright issue, as the photo seems to have been licensed on Flickr in a way that allowed for commercial use. Rather, Chang apparently believes the headline, “Dump your pen friend,” and the copy line at the bottom, “Free text virgin to virgin,” have damaged her reputation and exposed her to ridicule. (The ad might imply she’s a virgin. Heavens above!) Click the link above and scroll down to read more about the case.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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