I used to do a live youtube show, roughly 57 episodes this past year. It was audio, video, and my full name on the show. Since I am no longer on the show, I want to send the owner a letter stating that he does not have my consent to use my name, image, and audio, and demand removal of the videos I am in. Do I have legal grounds to do this? We never signed a contract or agreement.
He will continue to profit off of ad revenue from the videos I am in as long as the videos are still up. I do not want him damaging my public image by still being connect to the show.
I live in NJ and he lives in NY.
Can a letter be constructed for me? Also, if he doesn't remove the letter, can we contact youtube to file a claim against him stating he is not authorized to use me?
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