Errice Alicia is Jamaican model was certainly not amused , when she discovered a South African political party ANC had been using her photo for local election campaign without her permission. She's now taking the Party to court.

Errice Alicia is Jamaican Designer @erricealicia and she was proudly wearing Jamaican colours ~ know your brothers and sisters.

When she gets to know that the ruling party in South Africa was using her picture for local election campaign didn't go well with her. The Edge Search has exclusively get hold of the information that Errice Alicia is busy consulting with her lawyers to sue ANC for using her picture with her permission. Our source reveals she is looking to sue ANC R5 Million.

The picture was accompanied with a question asking users on their thoughts about the new ANC swimwear and the hashtags #RegistrationWeek and #VoteANC suggested that the ‘new swimwear’ was created ahead of the registration of the local government elections taking place on March 5 and 6.

So if you come across a photo of yourself being used in a way that you didn't agree to, what can you do about it? Here are three possible legal routes you may be able to take:

  • Appropriation of likeness. In Jennifer Love Hewitt's case, she brought suit alleging an invasion of privacy by appropriation of her likeness. Also known as the right to publicity, laws about the appropriation of likeness prohibit using another's image to advertise or sell products without that person's consent. Along with the common law right to publicity, some states also have their own statutory right to publicity.
  • False light. If the photo is being used to portray you in a misleading or unflattering way, you may have a lawsuit for false light. For example, a Georgia teen whose Facebook bikini photo was used without her permission by a school administrator at a seminar about the dangers of social media brought suit for false light against the district. In a false light suit, the plaintiff typically must prove that an image was shown to a third party with reckless disregard of placing the plaintiff in a false light that would be highly offensive or embarrassing to a reasonable person.
  • Intrusion of solitude. If the photo in question was taken somewhere other than a public setting, you may have a case for intrusion of solitude. As you may recall, TV sports reporter Erin Andrews sued for intrusion of solitude after a man took video of her through a peephole into her hotel room and posted the video online. Unlike other invasion of privacy torts such as false light and appropriation of likeness, the images don't even need to be made public; the taking of the pictures in the first place is sufficient to violate the law.