On 18/02/2008, Padraic Ryan <user.padraic(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Apparently, the philosopher Martha Nussbaum objects to usage of a
CC-licensed photo of her found on Flickr, and claims, at least via a
University of Chicago staffer, that this photo violates her "right of
publicity". While this isn't a pressing issue, since the Flickr photo has
been removed from her Wikipedia entry (for now), and thus I doubt we will
her any more from her. The photo in question does still exist on Commons,
though, so I'm curious what we are supposed to do about this kind of claim?
Broadly speaking consider them on their merits. An unedited photo
taken at a public event with an accurate caption used in the context
of an article about the person would I suspect be hard to challenge
but there are other situations that would be more problematical.