Does anyone know the legal aspects for the following situation? At a sports competition someone took photos of me. They have since posted them on Facebook and on a commercial website, where anyone can buy them.
My objection is that I don't want photos of me published without my prior consent. Needless to say, I never gave them my consent. I don't object to them selling the pictures (except that by selling they also publish and distribute).
Is it reasonable (by UK or European law) for me to ask them to take the photos down?
- Given that the competition was open to the public (as spectators) does this change my right on images of me?
- I am not a public figure ;-)
- The competition took place indoors on private property.
If you can please provide links/references to the relevant laws/court decisions.
This is a question about a legal topic. I realise that all answers will not be legal advice.