Judge Tosses Streisand Aerial Photos Lawsuit

from the thin-skinned,-indeed dept

Remember back in June when Barbara Streisand filed a lawsuit against Ken Adelman for photographing her home as part of his effort to photograph the entire west coast of the US for environmental purposes? Despite the fact that it was one of many thousands of photos, shows very little detail and was taken from public airspace, Streisand claimed it violated her privacy. Well, now a judge has looked at the suit, scoffed, and tossed it out, saying that the lawsuit actually infringed on Adelman’s right to free speech. Once again, this is an example of trying to hide something online – and in the process drawing a lot more attention to it. If Streisand hadn’t spoken up, very few people would even know the photo existed. Now, millions do – and it’s all completely legal.

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Gary Collins (user link) says:

Right on

First as to the story – indeed, the first I heard of this story was the news that the suit was thrown out. I visited the site, and I couldn’t get over how NICE it is.

Usually Streisand is on the correct (note, not ‘Right’ ha ha) side of issues, but on this one, her mania for privacy has overriden her common sense. That Adelman Coastline website is very cool and actually has pro-environmental use!

On the bigger point, I agree that wrong-thinking people [and right-wing morons in particular] shoot themselves in the foot when they complain about things, only drawing more attention to things they want to have ignored. As Fox learned with the Franken book. Other entities that have benefited include the Simpsons, South Park and even 2 Live Crew back in the day…

Frank says:

Re: Re: Re:4 Right on

Anyone care to sing a little Streisand with me now:
People, people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.
We’re children, needing other children.
And yet letting our grown-up pride hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children than children.
(refrain by P. Diddy)
Your mother is a people-hating, self-loathing, pimple-popping, fecal-speaking wannabe human who’s ass-licking spawn wandered over from some knuckle-dragging, parrot-talking chat room.
People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.

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