Brooklyn woman sues Getty for flashing her photo in HIV ad

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New York, Sept. 20 (ANI): A Brooklyn woman has sued Getty Images, a major stock photo company of the United States, over flashing her image in a newspaper in an HIV advertisement.

Avril Nolan was alerted by Facebook and her pilates instructor about her big coloured photograph appearing in a newspaper along with a message written beneath it saying: 'I am positive and I have rights' on April 3, 2012, New York Post reports.

The 25-year-old said a New York photographer, Jena Cumbo, took her snap, but had no written authorization to use or sell her image.

Cumbo felt apologetic about how it all happened and said she never intended for her accomplice's picture to be used in this way.

The photographer said the photo was originally used for a magazine editorial. (ANI)

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