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.



 

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