A terrific post by Derek Bambauer on PrawfsBlawg begins:
The Federal Trade Commission recently held a workshop on facial recognition technology, such as Facebook’s much-hated system, and its privacy implications. The FTC has promised to come down hard on companies who abuse these capabilities, but privacy advocates are seeking even stronger protections. One proposal raised was to provide people with copyright in their faceprints or facial features. This idea has two demerits: it is unconstitutional, and it is insane. Otherwise, it seems fine.
Go read it. It’s the type of blawging that gives us non-lawyers a better grasp of what the law says and what the legal issues are without a ton of legal terminology.