Privacy Rights in Death Photos: Catsuouras Case Decided

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4 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    I can see both sides of this case. The family doesn’t want these photos out there, but who exactly should be held liable for them?

  2. Dissent says:

    Good post, Dan. But what about the oft-repeated “no expectation of privacy in public?”

    I can see that state or medical employees might be prohibited from uploading or sharing such images, but suppose it was not CHP officers but passersby who took gruseome photos and uploaded them to the Internet? Do you think there’s any legal basis under such circumstances to prohibit their dissemination?

  3. ParatrooperJJ says:

    They have interesting laws in CA. In most states those photos would be public records and would have to be released.

  4. Civ Pro King says:

    I haven’t been following this in the news, correct me if I’m wrong, but here we have:

    Porche + 18 yr. old = Gruesome accident/splattered brain.

    Devil’s advocate: What about the public interest in this? From a CA resident standpoint, why should my tax dollars pay to clean up their kids brain off the road, but I’m not entitled to see? How fair is that?