November 26, 2011 4:21 AM Subscribe
Is it proper for someone to make a profile page using a picture of myself grabbed from another website and make it public without my permission?
posted by LittleMissItneg to law & government (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I just signed up with this new start up website wherein you can host bands to play at your own place. I submitted basic details about myself and they sent me a confirmation email of my sign up, and that's it.
A day after, I receive another email from one of the people from the group and telling me that he made a profile page for me "to give some weight to the home page" and "give confidence to potential members". When I clicked on the link he gave me to go to my profile page, I was surprised to see a picture of myself there, and a map of my place. That freaked me out, because first, I never gave or uploaded a picture for them to use, and second, they could have at least warned me that they will be the one making profile pages for new members instead of us doing that part.
I told him about this, and that I did not like the idea of him making a profile page for me, using my picture he grabbed from another website. Sure, the internet is an open thing, but there are certain limitations I guess. He could have asked me first if it's okay to post my picture, or even, to make a profile page for me grabbing my details and picture from other sites. The picture he grabbed was uploaded by myself, so I have sole responsibility to it, that's a big difference.
He said "your profile is in "draft" mode (I don't want to erase your presence straight away), so I only need to push "publish" to make it appear." This was his reply after asking him to take down the page he made for me.
Is this right guys? What do I do? What actions can I make about this?