While away, I was asked to remove an image of Colton Haynes—now starring in MTV's Teen Wolf—from my blog as it is copyrighted by someone else. This request did not come from the rights holder directly. In fact, I have no way of knowing if the true rights holder made the request or not. Instead, an entity appealed to TypePad (my blogging platform), and TypePad made the decision it was legit.
I'm suspicious, however, in that Haynes's legal eagles have been systematically having homo-erotic images of him—for which he posed willingly at age 18 for xy Magazine—stripped from the 'Net.
Isn't it more likely his lawyers made the complaint? (Or perhaps they bought out the photographer?)
At any rate, running the images could easily be argued as fair use in that the one I posted was to illustrate the possibility that he was running from the images while trying to launch his acting career.
I would love to find out exactly what happened with this and who made the request.