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U.K. Teen Sues DVD Distributor For Use of Her Image

XBiz reports:

TAMPA, Fla. — In a case that could serve as a cautionary tale for adult companies that contract out artwork to third parties, a British teenager has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tampa against TVX Films, alleging that without authorization the company used her self-portrait as box cover and DVD face art for a new edition of the 1982 adult film “Body Magic.”

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, U.K. resident Lara Jade Coton accuses Texas-based TVX Films and its president Bob Burge of copyright infringement, civil conspiracy, misappropriation of her image, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit also names other online retailers in direct and contributory copyright infringement claims.

Bob Burge is the name of my Placer High School journalism advisor. I’m pretty sure it is a different guy.

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