Again I am waiting for you to post something specific as far as a law, you can say there is a law 1000 times does not make it so. Germany In Germany personality rights are protected under the German civil code. The concepts of an "absolute person of contemporary history" which allow the depiction of individuals who are part history but still gives them some protection of their rights of privacy outside the public sphere. A succinct statement of the German law can be found in the following judicial statement from the Marlene Dietrich case BGH 1 ZR 49/97 (1 December 1999), Translated by Raymond Youngs (Copyright: Professor Basil Markesinis, ‘Always on the Same Path’ and ‘Essays on Foreign Law and Comparative Methodology’, Hart Publishing 2001, reproduced here as fair use of a legal decision): Sec. II; para. 1. The general right of personality has been recognised in the case law of the Bundesgerichtshof since 1954 as a basic right constitutionally guaranteed by Arts 1 and 2 of the Basic Law and at the same time as an "other right" protected in civil law under § 823 (1) of the BGB (constant case law since BGHZ 13, 334, 338 - readers' letters). It guarantees as against all the world the protection of human dignity and the right to free development of the personality. Special forms of manifestation of the general right of personality are the right to one's own picture (§§ 22 ff. of the KUG) and the right to one's name (§ 12 of the BGB). They guarantee protection of the personality for the sphere regulated by them (reference omitted). Nothing above not even (§§ 22 ff. of the KUG) speaks to this, it covers commercial use of the image. You have a right to protect others from profiting from your image especially say like a preacher having his photo used in a alcohol add without his approval. Or as I read it he could still file a complaint just because it harmed his image and the person posting it should have known that he did not support drinking and therefore it harmed him. But even then there could still be a hard fight as there are exceptions for that. Again please provide proof. Again people are put in German papers all the time with stories they don't like, TV shows making fun of people Etc. If Scientolgy could have sued over its members images then they would have. Uh oh German Anons, get those photos of the clams off of YouTube quick, you all are braking the law! LOL After all you edit them to make them look bad bla bla bla. This law you are speaking of is not there and you are twisting the law that I have read. But please feel free to post a link to actual German law that says otherwise.