Tuesday, 11 May 2010

One in the eye for Loaded

These people might be doing me out of a job. I can merely print extracts from the transcript (my itallics)...

"The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint from a woman that an article headlined 'Wanted! The Epic Boobs girl!', published in the February 2010 edition of Loaded, intruded into her privacy in breach of Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The article featured a number of photographs of the complainant - who was said to have the 'best breasts on the block' - taken from the internet and offered readers of the magazine a reward of £500 for assistance in encouraging her to do a photo shoot with it. The complainant said that the article was intrusive: the magazine had published her name and the photographs, which had been uploaded to her Bebo site in December 2006 and had since been taken from there and published without permission across numerous websites ... The complainant's photograph, for example, came up in the top three in a Google image search on the word 'boobs'. At the time of complaint, there were 1,760,000 matches that related to her and 203,000 image matches of her as the 'Epic Boobs' girl."
The Commission added that it "will continue to think and act flexibly in relation to this challenging area".

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