Everyone has heard about the dangers of posting photos on Facebook. Images tend to have the ability to turn up anywhere. Chelsea Chaney, currently a college freshman, found that out the hard way. Her former high school’s Director of Technology used an image she posted of herself on Facebook while on a family vacation “at a district wide seminar…to prove a point about the risks of social media.” She was in a bikini, posing next to a cutout of Snoop Lion (or Snoop Dogg if you prefer old school).
The administrator used the photo without permission. Chaney says the incident made her school life difficult. The Chaney family tried to work with the school district to come up with an appropriate solution but the problem remained unsettled. Chaney is suing the director for $2 million.
"Their idea that putting something on Facebook gives them a license to steal it and Carte blanche to do with it what they did is wrong ethically, it's wrong morally and it's absolutely wrong legally," attorney Pete Wellborn commented. "(They) then used it out of context to suggest that Chelsea is a promiscuous, abuser of alcohol."
Below is a news report detailing the incident. You can also see the photo that cause all the trizzouble.