Portrait right 

The use of a portrait is subject to the portrait right. This gives the portrayed person the right to object, under certain conditions, to the publication of a photo, film or image on which he or she is depicted. If someone is recognizable in the photo, the photo is considered a portrait. Not only the facial features are important, but also the degree of recognizability of the person depicted. 

In Dutch law two types of portraits can be distinguished: commissioned and not commissioned. A commissioned image may only be published with the consent of all portrayed persons. An image that is not commissioned may object to this. You must take into account the interests of the photographed person. 

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