Gilbert Magdaleno - Law Test 2 final

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Gilbert Magdaleno 11-15-07 Media Law Test2 11) There are four areas of privacy law. Appropriation makes it illegal to use a person’s name or likeness for commercial use or trade purposes without their consent. Intrusion makes it illegal to intrude on a person’s seclusion or solitude. Publication of Private Information protects a person from having their private or personal information publicized. In order for the plaintiff to win, they must prove the private information was published, the information published is offensive or embarrassing to a reasonable person, and that the material has no legitimate public concern. False light makes it illegal to portray a person in a false light. In order for the plaintiff to win, they must prove that the material published portrays them in a false light, the portrayal is offensive to a reasonable person, and the publisher is the one at fault. In this case, the plaintiff would be Gal Dukat and the defendant would be Tahsa Yar. Dukat can sue Yar, because the three elements of false light are met. Yar suggested that it was Dukat who went inside the brothel, when the footage she has does not show the person’s face. Also, she identified that the vehicle was his, but lacked proof that it was him entering the building. There is no real proof that it was Dukat who drove his car to the establishment or that he was the person entering the establishment. Since there is no proof that it is Dukat entering the establishment, this portrays
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