MOTHER FINED 4.4 MILLION NAIRA FOR POSTING SON’S PHOTO ON FACEBOOK
SHE MIGHT ALSO GO TO JAIL IF SHE POSTS FURTHER PHOTOS OF HIM WITHOUT HIS CONSENT
In a recent court proceeding in Rome, a court ordered a mother remove photos and videos of her son or face a £9,000 €10,000, N4.4 Million (Naira) fine or jail.
During divorce proceedings involving the boy’s parents, the 16-year-old raised the issue as he was featured in pictures his mother shared on Facebook. The Judge ruled that the teenager had the right to request their removal from the social media site which he did.
According to reports, the court decided she’d have to pay her son if she posts new images of him without his consent.
Under Italian law, the subject of the photo owns the copyright, while in UK, it belongs to the person who took the picture. Privacy and copyright laws vary from nation to nation. In France, anyone convicted of publishing and distributing images of another person without their consent can face a fine of 45,000 euros (£40,000) N19.7 Million (Naira) and up to a year in prison.
In 2016, French police urged parents to quit posting photos of their children on social media insisting the images infringed on their privacy and security. Also in 2016, a woman in Austria sued her parents for posting her childhood pictures on Facebook. When she turned 18 she repeatedly asked her parents to remove more than 500 photos of her from the social media site, but they refused hence she took them to court.
he said, “they knew no shame and no limit – and didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot – every stage was photographed and then made public.”