Catherine Bosley, a television news anchor, recently won a case against Hustler Inc. On Thursday a federal appeals court ruled against the photographer, who argued that the image was protected under the First Amendment, according to Reuters. Bosley, the then year-old news anchor for a CBS television affiliate in Ohio, participated in a wet T-shirt contest while on vacation in Florida in An amateur photographer snapped pictures of her without her knowledge, which had cost Bosley her job after the photos surfaced on the Internet. The amateur photographer Fontran Durocher captured this on film and posted it on his website, lenshead.
Hustler loses appeal over news-anchor photo
Are Wet T-Shirt Photos News? - Stansbury Weaver
Are wet t-shirt photos news, and therefore of sufficient public interest to trump the law of copyright? She was photographed participating in a wet t-shirt contest in Florida. Several photos came to light on the internet, and she lost her job. A few years after the incident, Hustler ran one of the photos of Bosley participating in the contest. Unfortunately for Hustler, since losing her job, Bosley had contacted the photographer, purchased the rights to her own wet t-shirt photos, and registered a copyright to the photos. Hustler knew the photo was copyrighted, but never looked for the owner or asked permission to use it.
Ohio TV newswoman wins Hustler nude photo lawsuit
Local news anchor Catherine Bosley triumphed this week over Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the latest round of a years-long battle over a revealing photo of her his publication ran without permission. The photo was one of several taken in when the thenyear-old television anchor participated in a Key West bar's wet T-shirt contest while she was on vacation. The photographer who captured images of Bosley disrobing during the contest without her knowledge posted them online and they quickly went viral.
Triumph: Catherine Bosley has won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a photo showing her dancing naked in a wet T-shirt contest. An Ohio TV news anchor has won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a photo showing her dancing naked in a wet T-shirt contest. Bosley, then 37 and a news anchor for a CBS television affiliate in Ohio, was competing in a wet T-shirt contest while on vacation in Florida in when an amateur photographer snapped pictures of her without her knowledge. She resigned from her job after the images surfaced and quickly circulated on the Internet.