Erin Andrews Trying To Takedown Nude Images Using Copyright She 'Bought'
from the handing-over-the-copyright dept
That seemed a bit odd, and the submitter suggested this was a misuse of a copyright claim. As horrible as the video is, the copyright would belong to the miscreant creep who took the video -- who's now serving 30 months in jail. But, since the guy was caught, tried and sentenced to jail... it made me wonder if maybe, somehow, as a part of that, Andrews was given the copyright. And... indeed, according to one report when the guy was sentenced, it's stated that "she paid Barrett a nominal fee to gain copyright ownership of her nude videos," and it notes (as has happened) that she planned to use the copyright to try to pull the videos and images offline. Of course, apparently the site in question didn't give in and simply reposted the images after they got the threat letter, so the next question is whether or not she'll actually sue the site.