KTDA to pay Sh1.5 million for using a womanâ€™s photo without her consent
SEE ALSO :Raila speaks out on dying tea sectorMs Kumena claimed the agency unlawfully took her pictures and used her images for financial gain. KTDA, however, denied the claim saying the photo was not copyrighted; therefore, she is not entitled to any royalties. The Judge said Ms Kumenya demonstrated that KTDA unlawfully took the photo without her approval and used it for advertisement purposes without compensating her. She ordered that KTDA also pay the legal costs that Ms Kumena incurred to seek justice in court. Last year, a court ordered Kenya Orient Insurance Limited to pay Sh500,000 to Kevin Mungai for using his photo on Facebook without his consent. Mr Mungai, through his lawyer Titus Koceyo, told the court that the insurer took his photo when he went to collect a mobile phone he had taken for repair and later posted them on Facebook without his consent.
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