Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Thanks for your question. I am an intellectual property solicitor in the UK. You own the copyright in the video and sound recording in the show. As such you are protected against someone else copying it and also giving it derogatory treatment. These are statutory protections under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act of 1988 which you can read online if you want. Your remedies are for a court order for him to remove the footage and also for damages for the losses likely to be sustained to your business or reputation. There is also an element of duress here if he is trying to blackmail you into retweeting him and that, if you could interest the police, strays into the territory of the criminal law. I suggest in the first instance you have your solicitor issue a cease and desist letter instructing to remove the video under advisement that he will suffer the consequences and costs of a court action if he does not. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating on the star rating system on your screen. That will allow JustAnswer to credit me for helping you today.