Is artistic turn-about legal fair play?
Lovely-Faces.com is a faux dating website that contains profiles using pictures, names and locations “scraped” from Facebook.
The website takes pictures of people off Facebook, without obtaining consent, and through a face algorithm approach, puts them into categories of “smug, sly, easy-going” and “funny.”
Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovic, who describe themselves as a media artist and media critic, respectively, say they created the site to reveal the pitfalls and controversy of social networking, mainly the issues of people sharing personal information through social media. The creator’s write about their theory of Facebook.