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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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    Cove favorite, 26 Apr 2007 @ 8:35pm

    Re: publicity

    I cant help wondering about the publicity and how they located her home. I know a fan didn't seek it out and actually find it. My assumption all information has come through the press has readily educated the fans. Streisand fans will find the house and drive around until they find it once the info is out. The press has violated her basic right to privacy in her own home. Her sense of safey and comfort in her home or even sitting by the pool. And because of that one picture had he not mentioned her name not many would have put it together. It's so clear now and anyone can just climb the hill, bluff or whatever it is.
    What happens when you get to the top? Anyone get to the top? How did you feel about yourself once you violated her privacy?How do you think she felt about you?
    As curious as I am to see the roses I will never violate privacy knowing how paranoid she is. i also know if our paths cross I certainly want her to know I have a good character. That man needs to be sued-- Don't back down B. Besides Jim is a sharpshooter and he will shoot you in the leg then make you walk down the steep bluff.
    With respect,
    pinkrose

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