Perfectly legal, unless the pictures were copyrighted. If not copyrighted, they are considered "in the public domain" for legal purposes. Of course, if the content or nature of the pictures is deliberately or negligently misrepresented in a way that damages the person in the picture, then it would be illegal (under civil law). So, for example, you can't take a picture of guy, paste it on top of a picture of prostitute, then tell people that it is a real picture of the guy with a prostitute.
· 1 decade ago