Photo Of Streisand Home Becomes An Internet Hit

from the the-power-of-the-internet dept

One thing seems clear these days. If you want to hide something from the internet - you're only likely to make it more widely available, so you're often better off not stirring the hornet's nest. Barbara Streisand is apparently finding that out the hard way. Earlier this month we had the story about how she was suing to have a photo of her house removed from the internet, because she felt it violated her privacy. Of course, the photo was one of 12,000 photos documenting the entire coast of California - all taken from public airspace. Now, as the case gets closer to trial, it's pretty clear that there's no way the photo will ever disappear from the internet - as everyone is checking it out and downloading their own copy (you can see the infamous photo yourself). In the meantime, the photographer in question has filed a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed.
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    Pam, 2 Dec 2006 @ 1:38pm


    The reason for the lawsuit was the labeling of the photograph on the site with her name. Other homes can only be found by coordinates, not the owner's name. When she initially protested, he could have simply removed her name and avoided all the legal trouble. Looks to me like he has gained a lot of publicity for his site and his business. And what exactly is his business doing to help the environment? After looking at his site, it looks like he has enjoyed every minute of antagonizing Streisand. How has that helped the environment?

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