Albany– The New York Courtof Appeals will focus on the interplay between news and fiction this weekin a case that pits leading publishers and broadcasters against the glitteratiof the entertainment world.
A teenage model, whose photographswere used to illustrate a magazine column about an anonymous girl’s drunkensexual encounter with three men, claimed in federal court that the magazinemisappropriated her image in violation of the New York Civil Rights Law.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is asking the state highcourt to determine whether publishers can be held liable for using a person’slikeness “in a substantially fictionalized way” to illustrate a newsworthyarticle.
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