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Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference| © Copyright 2019 SPSP

“Don’t make me your sex machine”: Individuals’ Judgements on their Right to Likeness

S. “Esko” Brummel, Kirsten M. Bleiweiss, Lydia Kwong, Walker Morrell, William L. D. Krenzer, and Nita A. Farahany

Current policy does little to protect the unauthorized copying of the average person’s likeness, such as superimposing someone’s face into a sex tape. To promote effective policy that preserves one’s freedom of expression, we measured society’s views on the pros, cons, and morality of having one’s likeness copied to different mediums in the hopes of helping guide future policy in this area.