@106, I agree, regarding appropriation.
This afternoon I spent some time googling for privacy violations and the law surrounding appropriation and found this:
"Invasion of privacy is the intrusion upon, or revelation of, something private[i]. One who intentionally intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the solitude or seclusion of another or his/her private affairs or concerns, is subject to liability to the other for invasion of privacy[ii].
The law of privacy consists of four distinct kinds of invasion. The right of privacy is invaded when there is[iii]:
unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another,
appropriation of the other’s name or likeness,
unreasonable publicity given to the other’s private life, and
publicity which unreasonably places the other in a false light before the public."
taken from; http://privacy.uslegal.com/what-constitu…
I am not a lawyer and so am not sure how it would apply in this particular case...but again, for me the large issue is the lack of permission from each person to use their name.
If nothing else, IMO it shows a lack of courtesy and sensitivity.
It would be great if Artist Trust did a workshop on such legalities.