Are wet t-shirt photos news, and therefore of sufficient public interest to trump the law of copyright? She was photographed participating in a wet t-shirt contest in Florida. Several photos came to light on the internet, and she lost her job. A few years after the incident, Hustler ran one of the photos of Bosley participating in the contest. Unfortunately for Hustler, since losing her job, Bosley had contacted the photographer, purchased the rights to her own wet t-shirt photos, and registered a copyright to the photos. Hustler knew the photo was copyrighted, but never looked for the owner or asked permission to use it.
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Local news anchor Catherine Bosley triumphed this week over Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the latest round of a years-long battle over a revealing photo of her his publication ran without permission. The photo was one of several taken in when the thenyear-old television anchor participated in a Key West bar's wet T-shirt contest while she was on vacation. The photographer who captured images of Bosley disrobing during the contest without her knowledge posted them online and they quickly went viral. Bosley and her husband later negotiated with the amateur photographer for rights to the photos so they could prevent them from being disseminated, according to court filings. She was later hired at WOIO Channel 19, where she now co-anchors the noon newscast and reports other news shows.
Hustler shouldn't have used wet T-shirt contest photos of TV newswoman Catherine Bosley, court says
A federal jury has sided with Cleveland news anchor Catherine Bosley over Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt after a prolonged legal dispute over whether Hustler had any right to publish a photo it acquired of Bosley participating in a wet t-shirt contest. The picture in question had been taken in when Bosley, then a mere reporter in the local news hierarchy, was vacationing in the Florida Keys and sort of, kind of exposed one of her breasts during the wet tshirt contest. Bosley and her husband negotiated with the photographer for the rights to the scandalizing pictures after they were, as a matter of course, posted on the internet, a photographic trip along the digital highway that cost Bosley her job at a CBS affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio she later landed at WOIO in Cleveland.
Triumph: Catherine Bosley has won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a photo showing her dancing naked in a wet T-shirt contest. An Ohio TV news anchor has won a lawsuit against Hustler over publication of a photo showing her dancing naked in a wet T-shirt contest. Bosley, then 37 and a news anchor for a CBS television affiliate in Ohio, was competing in a wet T-shirt contest while on vacation in Florida in when an amateur photographer snapped pictures of her without her knowledge. She resigned from her job after the images surfaced and quickly circulated on the Internet. Bosley and her husband negotiated with the photographer for rights to the photos, which they registered with the U.