Key unhappy at baby formula photo
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 8:42a.m.
Prime Minister John Key is not smiling at a baby formula maker that is using a picture of him to promote its product.
"It's just against the cabinet rules," Mr Key said on Newstalk ZB on Monday.
The Herald on Sunday reported that Mr Key's office will ask Auckland milk powder manufacturer Cowala to remove a picture of the prime minister from advertising its powdered milk products.
Mr Key said on Monday that people could take photographs of him but they could not use them to endorse products.
The image was taken when Mr Key attended the opening of Cowala's Auckland factory in June.
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27/08/2012 2:41:14 p.m.
Kiwi in China wrote:
There are a couple of more companies at the same trade show using his photo as well!!
27/08/2012 12:43:10 p.m.
Janine, MMM and Maya, I love ALL of your comments - and totally agree with every one of you. Inspired and spot on!
27/08/2012 12:02:11 p.m.
C Fuller wrote:
There is most probably no way that John Key can make them remove the image. The photo is owned by the company (therefore there is no copyright infringement). Unfortunatly there is no legal course of action for John Key as there is no law in New Zealand prohibiting publishing a persons photograph if they are not naked, in underclothes, showering, toileting etc. Take a look at the New Zealand Police website regarding this topic:
27/08/2012 10:45:11 a.m.
Remember when the "Meet John Key" promotional DVD was recalled over music copyright breaches?
27/08/2012 9:44:31 a.m.
When we get into bed with unscrupulous countries for trade and allow them to bring their values and standards to NZ, our own standards drop.
27/08/2012 9:21:28 a.m.
JK looks in his element holding a tin of baby formula. He should apply for a sales job there and leave running the country to someone else.
27/08/2012 9:17:43 a.m.
lol, I wouldn't give that stuff to my kid anyway!
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