Just because a woman sleeps with men for money, which are private transactions (or should be), has a MySpace page with photos and biographical information, and did a video with Mysterious, does that give the media the right to poach these items and use them for gain? Truth is, it is a legitimate news story when one of the men she sleeps with is revealed as the governor of New York. And the MySpace page wasn’t set to private. But now she’s upset (or her attorney is) with the unauthorized uses of her likeness.
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Her attorney, Don D. Buchwald, said she did not consent to the use of her photos in this manner, and the usage may be a violation of federal copyright laws. He said the photos have appeared on commercial Web sites without her consent.
Buchwald stopped short of saying Dupre would sue media outlets, but he contended that she is not a public figure and said he would take “all steps that we deem necessary or appropriate to protect Ms. Dupre from any unwarranted exploitation of her name, picture, voice or likeness for purposes of profit.”
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