It was brought to my attention a few days ago that a flyer had been going around Newark, New Jersey, and that flyer had pictures of my daughter, A, all over the front and back! That flyer is promoting Kiydiah Children's Salon and Boutique. The images of my daughter were taken from this site and used without my knowledge or permission.
Although the business owner offered an apology, she would not send the unused flyers to me or prove that they have been destroyed. The business owner told me to contact Ultimate Production Studio, who created the flyer. Ultimate Production Studio denied any wrongdoing, telling me that they take almost all images from Google.
All images and words on my blog are protected by copyright. I own the rights to my words and photos and they cannot be used without my permission. Individual photographs from a Google image search clearly state that images may be subject to copyright. Generally, model releases must also be obtained if businesses want to use photos of people for commercial gain. I signed no release on behalf of my minor child. This is a clear violation of my rights and I have contacted the proper authorities in NJ.
I'm asking all of my New Jersey readers to please keep an eye on this and let me know if you see any of these flyers being passed out, or if you see any other images of my daughter used anywhere but on this site.