From Tucson - Controversy over young victim's studio photo

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Joel Halbert
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From Tucson - Controversy over young victim's studio photo
Feb 12, 2011

I'm posting this news item because I believe it will be of interest to many here. Personally, I do not wish to express an opinion without more factual clarity. Whatever your reaction may be, please remember the high level of emotion and the sensitivity of the families, friends and community tivity associated with this tragedy.

A well-known local photographer, John Wolf, has hired a NY attorney and is seeking monetary settlements over the media's use of his photo of Christina Green, the 9-year old girl who was among those killed in the recent shooting incident at Gabrielle Gifford's community event.

Understandably, this development is generating quite a bit of controversy. I am not a lawyer, and certainly the legalities are not yet clear to me or many others. As is often the case, there are seemingly contradictory statements and representations by the photographer, hs lawyer and the victim's family who supplied the photo which was used extensively in news coverage. Even if the legal rights are with the photographer, I'm not sure he did himself any favors in this instance.

Here are a couple of links to local TV station stories; additional links are in the articles. Also a link to Jon Wolf's website; he doesn't address the issue very directly:


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