Updating the earlier story on AP distributing "Spitzer Call Girl" myspace photos - they've already been busted. Ashley Dupré's court-appointed attorney Don D. Buchwald has not only defended his clients right to privacy, but also called the thorny copyright issue into question in an emailed press release.
“some publications, in violation of journalistic norms, have used the occasion of Governor Spitzer’s political misfortunes as an excuse to exploit Ms. Dupré’s persona for commercial purposes by, among other things, displaying a montage of suggestive photographs of Ms. Dupré that has nothing to do with the Spitzer story,”
“violation of her privacy rights and federal copyright law.”
Full letter inside.
Here's what the New York Post did with the photos, which they say "were taken by a friend for a modelling portfolio". They also posted "Ashley and her family" photos, blurring out the unidentified baby in the middle. They also posted a a bunch of her myspace photos.
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