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Thanks for the quick response. I have rented at the property for 7 years and this issue arose with the most recent lease renewal (to go into effect Nov, 2013). I have never been required to do this before and in fact have never even heard of it as a requirement. Just to be clear, the landlord CAN refuse to honor the lease renewal if I refuse to sign the photo/likeness release even though there is no established precedent for such a requirement in the past? Would there be anything in the GA Annotated regarding a right to privacy or Right of Publicity that would preclude or supersede the requirement in general?
The property changed from an internal management team (employees of the property owners) to an external management company 4 months ago. I suspect that this may be part of the new management company's standard CYA paperwork in case they decide to take candid shots around the property and publish in either printed or digital media. I simply do not want my picture floating around on Facebook or other like digital media.
Ok thanks for the clarification. I am not an attorney, but I think there is something wrong where an entity can require someone to waive a state and federal constitutional right to privacy (Pavesich v. New England Life Insurance - GA 1905 and Griswold SCOTUS 1965) to engage in a contractual relationship where such abeyance is not a fundamental requirement to the terms of such a contract. Guess it is time to write my state legislators and get a new law on the books.