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I am sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news to you, but there is no RCW or federal law that prohibits a parent or relative from taking photographs or video of a child and posting them online. The only laws would be for commercial use of a private image (in other words, if a company used your child to promote their product without compensation). Other than commercial use of your child's image, there actually is no law that prevents a father from taking video of their child and posting it online and that is what the judge is trying to make you see by looking at those laws. If you actually have read the laws on privacy and video, you would see that there is nothing in them that addresses what you are trying to stop I am sorry to have to inform you.
I would love in cases such as yours to be able to pull out a case or statute, but your question is one we get frequently from divorced couples in custody disputes and it is one that seems to infuriate some parents when we have to tell them that the law does not prevent such conduct. However, as much as we would love for there to be some law, we can only tell you the actual status of the law and what you are alleging above is not prohibited by any law I am sorry to have to say.
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