In the age of mass media, freedom of speech exercised on traditional and digital media is a very important aspect of our lives. It can’t, however, be used to infringe the personal interests of others, including their dignity and good name. Using someone’s personal image requires that person’s consent or for the use to be compliant with legal regulations. We provide our Clients with advice on civil and criminal cases of personal interest infringement and unauthorised use of personal image.
We support our Clients in matters related to the protection of personal interests, including dignity, good name, image, artistic and scientific work.
We support Clients at every stage of evaluating the scale of the potential infringement, we take care of the pre‑litigation correspondence on behalf of the Client, including personal interest infringement cease and desist letters or infringement remedy letters, as well as requests for rectification under media law. We conduct negotiations and mediations with persons or entities infringing personal interests (TV stations, the press, Internet websites, etc.) We represent Clients in litigations regarding the protection of personal interests.
If you feel offended by comments made about you at your workplace, publicly, in the press, on the radio or TV, on the Internet or in book publications – contact us. We will advise you on what actions to take to counteract the further infringement of your personal interests. We will help you to receive an apology and adequate remedy.
As a rule, each of us has a monopoly on using our own image. The personal image right is protected against infringement by e.g. improper or unauthorised use of the image by another person. Such an infringement may be considered a liability.
If your personal image was used without your consent in a commercial/advertisement online or in the media; if the way your image was used infringes your personal interests – contact us. We will advise you on what actions to take to counteract a further infringement of your personal interests. We will help you to receive an apology and adequate remedy.
So-called Internet hate constitutes a great problem of modern social media and Internet websites. Users’ feeling of anonymity causes the boundaries of good manners to fade and instances of offending other users, their feelings and beliefs become more and more frequent. Thus, the need to legally protect persons suffering from Internet hate increases.
If you feel offended by comments made about you; if you feel threatened by comments addressed to you – contact us and we will advise you how to act in this situation and what actions to take to counteract further infringement. We will help you to receive an apology and adequate remedy. We also support our Clients in criminal cases connected with prohibited acts, such as unlawful threats, insinuations or Internet stalking.