Somebody took a picture of me off my website on the internet and used it without my permission. Can I tell the person to remove it as I don’t like what he said about me?
Yes, absolutely. If the picture was one that you took and you do not like it being used on someone’s website you can email the person responsible and tell him that copyright law prevents them from publishing your photo. Only just very recently someone I know did that – emailed the person who was looking after a website and demanded that the eight photos he published without his permission to be removed immediately because it was against copyright law. The other person did in fact remove all the photos immediately. In Australia, photographs have copyright when taken before May 1989 – for fifty years from the date the photo was taken. After May 1989 – 50 years from the date the photo was published (or supplied to the public).