14 Year Old Photographer’s Self Portrait Stolen and Used Illegally on Porn DVD

HELP!! (please read) on Flickr – Photo Sharing! Well this is really sad and sucks. Lara Jade (who is 17) had a self portrait of her that she took when she was 14 ripped and used as the cover for a porn DVD without approval or permission.

You can read her story here. I hope that whoever is responsible for the theft of this image pays dearly for what they have done. This is worse than most image theft and is a violation of Lara’s human spirit.

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  1. Jeremiah says:

    Here in the U.S., it’s a Federal FELONY to use minors in the production of “adult” material – no matter if they’re participants or on the cover: 18 or older, and a custodian of records is required.

    If this company used her photo, they are probably guilty of infringement…at the VERY LEAST. An opportunistic federal prosecutor could probably get child pornography charges to stick to this company.

    Jade should be calling the local D.A.’s office….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let’s see if flickr removes the photo by mistake again.

  3. I checked this out and while it is terrible I fear it is only the tip of an enormous iceberg. Here as well as the Rebekka example it was only that the respective user discovered the infringement/violation. How much more is going on that the two have yet to be put together.

    My worst fear is peoples family photographs of their young ones are being perverted by pedophiles. There probably needs to be some education push some where to inform people where there images can end up even if and especially the non legit or non wanted locations.

  4. […] for some time. The majority of my digital photos were (publicly) hosted on Flickr until I tired of repeated theft reports and Yahoo censorship incidents. And for awhile, I was backing up on Mozy’s servers. More […]

  5. kurye says:

    14 Year Old Photographer’s Self Portrait Stolen and Used Illegally on Porn DVD | Thomas Hawk Digital Connection great article thank you.

  6. check up says:

    Let’s see if flickr removes the photo by mistake again.

  7. oo numberone picture thanks

  8. jimmy12345 says:

    If this company used her photo, they are probably guilty of infringement…at the VERY LEAST. .I checked this out and while it is terrible I fear it is only the tip of an enormous iceberg.