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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  1. identicon
    Pedro Machado, 22 May 2006 @ 8:34am

    Sue happy

    I had a friend from California wich I meet in Lisbon a few years ago. She used to say everybody is "Sue happy" in the US.
    Knowing the 70% of the world's lawyers run their business in the US, theres no wonder that these kind of things happen. If theres nothing to litigate they just invent it...

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