For instance, I’ve been captured at an event I was paid for and the photographer is using me in a book/exhibition without permission?
If a photographer intends to exhibit or print photographs of recognizable people, they may need to obtain permission from those people to avoid infringing on their right to privacy. In general, a person has a right to control the use of their likeness, and using someone’s likeness for commercial or promotional purposes without their permission can be a violation of their right of publicity.
If you have been captured in a photograph at an event for which you were paid and the photographer is using your likeness in a book or exhibition without your permission, you may have grounds to take legal action. You could start by contacting the photographer directly and asking them to stop using your likeness or to obtain your permission before using it in any future exhibitions or publications. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need to consult with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property law to explore your legal options.