I made some pornographic movies with someone who is now an ex-girlfriend.(not professionally, for our own amusement at home).She has them downloaded on her computer and adamantly refuses to relinquish any part of them to me.Can she do this legally?Do I have any recourse to help me obtain at least copies of them?Can she legally post them on the internet without my consent? Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks.
2 Answers from Attorneys
You can sue her if she posts them, and we often help people get content removed from websites. You may or may not have a right to a copy; it depends on the facts. Let us know if you want to push this issue.
You are probably entitled to a copy of the film, but without more facts I can't be sure. She is also probably entitled to keep a copy.
Posting the film online would not be a crime, but it would subject her to a civil suit by you. Assuming that you made these films in private and haven't made them available to others, you should be able to win such a suit. Whether she has sufficient assets to pay any damages you are awarded is another question.