Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Judge Dismisses SEALS' Lawsuit

U. S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Miller has dismissed the invasion of privacy and copyright infringement case against the Associated Press and photographer Seth Hettena. He found that the pictures which formed the basis of the suit were newsworthy, and that the AP broke no law in publicizing them. He also found no merit in the invasion of privacy claims, noting that the subjects of the photographs chose to be photographed. One of the plaintiffs' attorneys said they may refile the copyright claims. Read the story here.

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