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More privacy restrictions or fair decision?

Started Apr 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: More privacy restrictions or fair decision?
In reply to Richard Weisgrau, Apr 16, 2014

I can only talk about how it is in the US. In the US the photo can be used for editorial purposes but not for promotional purposes without consent. If the court considers this photo promotional it would have to consider almost any photo in a newspaper promotional because every photo in a newspaper is intended to promote the sale of the paper.

If the issue is the newsworthiness of the photo then the court is making itself the judge of what belongs in a newspaper and what doesn't. I doubt if any court is the US would want to put itself in that position. I also doubt that the Supreme Court would allow it to. The US courts don't like to place restrictions on the First Amendment which allows freedom of the press.

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