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Epic Boobs Girl sues magazine, loses.

Last posted May 17, 2010 at 11:43AM EDT. Added May 14, 2010 at 01:15PM EDT
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PCC clears Loaded magazine for ‘epic boobs girl’ pictures taken from internet.

The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a privacy complaint from a woman about an article and pictures of her in Loaded magazine under the headline “Wanted! The epic boobs girl!”

She was said in the article to have the “best breasts on the block”. The accompanying pictures of her were taken from the internet and readers were offered a reward of £500 for assistance in encouraging her to pose for the magazine.

The complainant said that the article intruded into her privacy. The somewhat provocative photographs had been uploaded to her page on Bebo in December 2006, but they had since been published on numerous other sites without her permission.

But the PCC decided that the pictures had been given such a wide circulation that it was no longer credible to describe them as private.

Had Loaded taken them from the Bebo site without them having appeared widely on other sites, the commission might well have reached a different decision.

If your likeness become a meme, there isn’t much you can do about it. But what happens when that meme is used in a commercial capacity?

May 14, 2010 at 01:15PM EDT
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Well, I guess the answer to that depends upon who owns the copyright to said meme, doesn’t it?

May 14, 2010 at 01:56PM EDT
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See this article: http://gawker.com/5536441/what-to-do-if-you-become-an-internet-meme

May 14, 2010 at 02:04PM EDT
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INVASION OF PRIVACY? bebo is not exactly a peephole. If i were the arbitrator, I would’ve given her a ticket for public indecency. and not reading the manuals!

May 14, 2010 at 03:00PM EDT
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Dont use memes in anything commercial, unless you have the persons involved permission, or its not a real person, without a creator.

May 14, 2010 at 03:24PM EDT
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