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So, she put the photo on a site, free for anyone to use for any purpose whatsoever, without the need for permission or attribution, and then complains when someone does just that. I see.

Here's an Idea, if you don't want people using your photos for anything they like, without your permission, don't upload your photos to a site that specifically allows people to use them for anything they like without your permission.

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I don't even know why the photographer or model would be upset.  the ad is clearly saying someone hypothetically in one profession might need to train to be in another one. It's not personal.

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3 minutes ago, Emily Veinglory said:

I don't even know why the photographer or model would be upset.  the ad is clearly saying someone hypothetically in one profession might need to train to be in another one. It's not personal.

My thoughts exactly. Can't see why the ad would be inappropriate.

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They made a bit thing about this ad in the UK.
And by that i mean the left wing press such as Guardian etc.
Everyone else saw no real issue with it.

Its also apparently from a 2 year old recruitment campaign that just got re-used this month now that half the country is never going to work again.  So nobody noticed (or cared maybe) the first time round.

Ultimately, if you sign a release anywhere, including here, you accept that image can be used for many things with the exception of pornographic or sensitive.

Places like Unsplash are even worse - its the wild west.  Anyone can use anything there without permission generally for anything they want.  If you dont like that, dont upload there.

 

 

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The ad was tacky, but did not violate anyone's image rights.

The model might want to sue the photographer for putting her image onto a free site, where its use would be uncontrolled.  That would depend on what her expectations were, and how the release she signed was worded.  

My opinion:  It is grossly irresponsible to place a photo with a model in it on a free use site.  

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21 minutes ago, Alexandre Rotenberg said:

Frankly, I'm offended how this snowflake is offended

Welcome to the 2020 UK.
Some people dedicate their entire lives to getting offended about anything they can find on behalf of other people.

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10 hours ago, CherylRamalho said:

The UK government uses free photo sites?! That's the most annoying issue for me...

No the original designer of the adverts working for a cyber security firm backed by the government used a free photo site.  I think it is probably asking governments a bit much to tell them that any firm they back must make sure whatever ad agency they employ for their marketing must promise to use only paid stock images.

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12 hours ago, CherylRamalho said:

The UK government uses free photo sites?! That's the most annoying issue for me...

It's an advertising firm contracted (2 years ago).  Its no surprise.  Everyone wants a project completed at the lowest budget possible.
Nothing illegal in any of that.  It highlights the issues with free sites such as UnSplash but no laws broken.

 

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