Yahoo! Sued For $20M For Unauthorised Image Use

Mar 2, 2007 | 3,359 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! in deep soup for using an image of an Ohio woman to advertise Yahoo! email services. This act might cost Yahoo! a whooping amount equaling to $20 million.

Google watch reports:
According to a complaint filed in Ohio federal court, the woman, Shannon Stovall, learned of the alleged misuse of her likeness after she signed up for Yahoo e-mail. An image of Stovall (left) was included in the sign-up confirmation e-mail sent to Stovall's new Yahoo e-mail address.

Stovall, who is represented by attorneys from three firms—read: not a pro se lawsuit—is alleging Yahoo violated her right to publicity and right to privacy.

Shannon Stovall is seeking a whooping amount of $20 million for compensation against the damages caused.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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