This is an interesting story on ABC News, models and parents of models, this is a cautionary tale:
A model has sued Volvo for its use of her photo in print and Internet ads, alleging that the Sweden-based car maker made her look like a Swedish escort, according to court documents.
Carolyn Giles, 30, says a photo exclusively for Volvo’s S40 model car has turned up in ad after ad for all kinds of products from tourism to rental cars in at least 25 different countries, all without her consent. Giles is suing Volvo, Hertz and her modeling agency – Ford Models – for $23 million.
“I was paid $2,000 unlimited usage for Volvo for their S40 model,” Giles told ABC News’ Diana Perez.
The most offensive, unauthorized use of her image, she says, was on an Australian dating website promoting a night of socializing, sponsored by Volvo. The website, fastimpressions.com.au, invites singles to “spend a night with a Swedish model of your choice.” Read entire story here.