Use of image on a published work

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  1. Amadeus

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    Hi there,

    I am an actor living in Queensland, Australia.
    About a year ago I performed in an amateur production by a local playwright which has now been published. The cover of the script features a photo of myself which I was not consulted about, nor was I given any sort of mention.

    Is this grounds for legal action? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tim W

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    Presumably, you don't own copyright in the image that was used?
     
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    No, I don't. It's simply an image that was taken of me and is now being used on the cover of a published script being sold without any credit or mention.

    Thanks for any advice you might be able to give.
     
  4. Tim W

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    < nods >
    Plain reality is, you don't have any copyright (or any other kind of right...) in your own image.
    I don't see where you have anywhere to go with this.
     
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