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Virgin Mobile sued for using Flickr image in ad

virgin mobile Virgin Mobile sued for using Flickr image in adVirgin Mobile is facing a lawsuit for using an image from Flickr of a Dallas teenager without any consent, in its marketing campaign “Are You With Us Or What?”

According to The Dallas Morning News, the photo of Alison Chang flashing a peace sign had appeared in a printed ad with the caption “Dump your pen friend” and was seen in Adelaide, Australia. The Herald Sun also cited that another caption “Free virgin to virgin” was placed in a different ad.

The lawsuit includes invasion of privacy, damage to reputation, and for “suffering humiliation, severe embarrassment, frustration, grief and general mental anguish damages, all of which, in reasonable probability, will subsist in the future.”

Virgin Mobile could not be reached for comments. Two words for Virgin – Paid Models! Are you with me or what?

 

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  1. [...] According to The Dallas Morning News, the photo of Alison Chang flashing a peace sign had appeared in a printed ad with the caption “Dump your pen friend” and was seen in Adelaide, Australia. The Herald Sun also cited that another caption “Free virgin to virgin” was placed in a different ad. -901am [...]

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