Legal Issues with Selfies

Legal Issues with Selfies

Selfies are still the rage these days, particularly with celebrities. But what could happen if a Selfie includes more than just one person? In other words, what are the legal implications of when a Selfie is not just a Selfie?  Turns out, Selfie legal issues are numerous. Once an informal word, “selfie” was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in November 2013 and is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas.  He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.  Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.

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