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This is a question for anyone with knowledge on British privacy law.
A while ago I discovered a social networking site that's based around fetishes; essentially facebook for sexual perverts. Quite a few of the users, both male and female, aren't at all shy at posting pornographic pictures of themselves, such as being naked and tied up and the like. On their profile details, they put up a legal spiel such as:
"WARNING: Any institutions or individuals using this site or any of its associated sites for studies or projects - You DO NOT* have permission to use any of my profile, pictures, or other material posted on this site(including discussion thread posts and blogs) in any form or forum both current and future. If you have or do, it will be considered a violation of my privacy and will be subject to legal ramifications. It is recommended that other members post a notice similar to this or you may copy and paste this one into your profile."
My question is quite simply: does having that up there do fuck all? It takes about a minute to register for this website and view all users' pictures. I've got no problem people showing off their bodies and I don't have any interest in posting my own pictures or ruining anyone else's life, but I am curious about the legal aspect of this.