A Nashville Family Is Suing A Tampa Radio Station For Inappropriate Use of Son's Photo.

A family in Nashville is suing WHPT-FM for altering their son’s image holding a sign which reads “Go Titans.”  The radio station used a website to alter the picture so that the sign read “Retarded News.”  The family also named an additional defendant (a Minnesota man) who posted the photo on his twitter account, with a caption that read “Just a stupid photo of the sick retarded kid that lives down my street that my dogs hate.”  The Nashville lawyer representing the family hopes that the lawsuit will bring attention to the fact that current laws do not protect the average individual for the unauthorized and altered use of photos.

The majority of laws regarding this issue are directed at protecting the rights of celebrities and the unauthorized use of their images for monetary gain.