Unbelievable: Woman To Pay Huge Fine If She Ever Posts Pictures Of Her Own Son On Facebook
A report by The Independent has shown that a mother will have to pay a 10,000 euro (£9,000) fine if she posts pictures of her teenage son on Facebook without his consent, after a court in Rome ruled in his favor.
The 16-year-old raised the issue during divorce proceedings involving the boy’s parents.
Under Italian law, the subject of the photo owns the copyright, rather than the person who took the picture, as is the case in the UK.
So as the teenager was featured in the pictures his mother was sharing, the judges ruled that he could lawfully request their removal from the social media site.
As a result, they made an order in December for her to remove photos and videos of the boy or face a fine, La Repubblica newspaper reported.
She will also have to pay her son if she posts new images of him.
Privacy and copywright laws vary from nation to nation.
In France, anyone convicted of publishing and distributing images of another person without their consent can face a fine of 45,000 euros (£40,000) and up to a year in prison.
In 2016, French police urged parents to avoid posting photos of their children on social media.
They said the images could infringe on their privacy and security.