A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Navy SEALs won't appeal in privacy lawsuit against AP

[JURIST] Four Navy SEALs who filed a lawsuit [JURIST report] against the Associated Press (AP) [media website] for publishing pictures of the men posing with Iraqi detainees agreed Thursday to drop all claims and not appeal the July dismissal of the lawsuit [JURIST report]. The lawsuit claimed that the AP and reporter Seth Hettena violated privacy and copyright laws when they distributed the pictures on Smugmug.com, a commercial photo-sharing website, and later in a December 2004 story [text] published by Hettena. In the agreement, which should be approved by a judge later this week, both sides agreed to fund their own legal costs. AP has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.