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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Using Pictures on Your Website from Social Media Sites

    My question involves defamation in the state of: Ontario, Canada

    I have come across a website in which they have taken 2 of my pictures off Facebook and they have put them side by side and have pointed out that I have gained a considerable amount of weight.

    Do I have a case against them for stealing my images?
    They have a disclaimer saying "you must have permission to submit photos to this site" but clearly I didn't submit the pictures

    Should I ask them to take it down first or do I have a case?
    Please respond ASAP

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    Default Re: Using Pictures on Your Website from Social Media Sites

    As you were told when you posted, this is a U.S. forum. If you want to know your rights under Canadian law, post to a Canadian forum or ask a Canadian lawyer.

    If you are the copyright holder and their use on the service is a violation of the TOS, you are within your rights to report the TOS violation to the service and see what happens. If you are the copyright holder your nation has a law equivalent to the DMCA, or this is a U.S. service, you can issue the equivalent of a DMCA take-down notice (or, for a U.S. company, a DMCA take-down notice).

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