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The face that launched a thousand lawsuits

Author: Jessica Lake
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Series: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The advent of the photographic and cinematic camera in the mid to late 19th century caused new harms to individuals (particularly women), which existing laws (copyright, defamation, trespass) were inadequate to address. This work demonstrates that women forged a 'right to privacy' in the United States by bringing lawsuits claiming control and ownership over filmed images (still and moving) of their faces, bodies and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Lake
ISBN: 9780300225303 030022530X 9780300214222 0300214227
OCLC Number: 992534599
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Responsibility: Jessica Lake.


A compelling account of how women shaped the common law right to privacy during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries  Read more...


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"Cybercrimes of visuality today have a prehistory uncovered in this book, which shows how far women aggrieved at having their images circulated without their consent brought the legal cases that Read more...

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