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The face that launched a thousand lawsuits : the American women who forged a right to privacy / Jessica Lake.

By: Lake, Jessica.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference: Publisher: Cumberland : Yale University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300225303; 030022530X.Subject(s): Privacy, Right of -- United States -- History | Portraits -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History | Advertising laws -- United States -- History | Mass media and women -- United States -- History | Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits : The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy.DDC classification: 342.730858 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: Setting the Scene: Proliferating Pictures and the Advent of Photography and Cinema; TWO: "Has a Beautiful Girl the Right to Her Own Face?" Privacy, Propriety, and Property; THREE: Medical Men and Peeping Toms: Spectacles of Monstrosity and the Camera's Corporeal Violations; FOUR: Privacy, the Celluloid City, and the Cinematic Eye; FIVE: Privacy for Profit and a Right of Publicity; SIX: Hollywood Heroes and Shameful Hookers: Privacy Moves West; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: Setting the Scene: Proliferating Pictures and the Advent of Photography and Cinema; TWO: "Has a Beautiful Girl the Right to Her Own Face?" Privacy, Propriety, and Property; THREE: Medical Men and Peeping Toms: Spectacles of Monstrosity and the Camera's Corporeal Violations; FOUR: Privacy, the Celluloid City, and the Cinematic Eye; FIVE: Privacy for Profit and a Right of Publicity; SIX: Hollywood Heroes and Shameful Hookers: Privacy Moves West; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N.

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This book offers a fascinating, fresh perspective on the long-debated issue of balancing the right of privacy with the public's rights. As a legal concept, privacy's origins are little more than a century old. Lake (Swinburne Univ. of Technology) provides an insightful reflection on cases that shaped our understanding of privacy: cases that mostly involved women plaintiffs, and the photographers who captured their images, mostly men. She asks, "Why did the law accord so many rights to those behind the camera as opposed to those in front of it?" More than just a legal analysis of the cases, Lake fuses law, history, film studies, and feminist studies to provide a compelling narrative that makes complex legal issues understandable. It personalizes the cases in much the same way as did Bezanson's Speech Stories (CH, Nov98, 36-1857), but this book focuses on the topic of privacy. The text provides an important analysis of the modern-day topic of revenge porn (unauthorized posting of naked pictures online to harass the subject) through the same lens, pointing out the parallels with early privacy cases. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --Dom Caristi, Ball State University

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