Quick question about a law


#1

Say someone takes a picture of me without my consent, puts it on a shirt with slanderous text and sells it. Can I get this person in trouble with the law for it?


#2

We’re gonna need a hell of a lot more context to answer 1st amendment questions. On top of that you have to prove that the person who made the t-shirt has financially damaged you by doing so.


#3

When I have these sorts of questions, I open a directory and phone up an attorney. I suggest you do the same. They are usually willing to laugh at you at no cost.


#4

No you don’t.


#5

No. Maybe civil court. It will cost you money and you have to prove it. You might send a ‘cease & desist’ letter, but without the threat of real legal action that could be taken, it’s meaningless.


#6

Because a bunch of forum-goers knows more about these things than an actual lawyer.


#7

Thanks for the info.

@d3v: How typical. You can lock the thread now if it makes you feel any better.


#8

You should feel honored that some asshole took the time to go through all of that. Must mean you are doing something right.


#9

Lol, wut? Damn.


#10

He’s mad because I made fun of his Mugen fighting games. True story.


#11

Why not take a picture of him and out-troll him?

You mad cause a mugen fighter has better yomi than you.


#12

Depends on where you live.


#13

Sounds like defamation to me. What state are you in?


#14

Kill the someone. It is more effective than the law.


#15

I live in Florida and he lives in Illinois. I don’t even care anymore to be honest… He’s just some morbidly obese loser who has been trying to get an associate’s degree for the last 6 years.


#16

This sounds awesome. More details


#17

Link to the shirts.


#18

If you were willing to open a thread in General Discussion to see whether you can take Legal action against him, I think he sufficiently rustled your jimmies over this.

Also yes show us said shirt.


#19

Everyone on the internet has an IQ of 140+, so probably.


#20

Except or the guy that made this thread.