As copyright battles go, this one just does not seem to have an end in sight. Just a few weeks after a Federal judge ruled that the Internet Entertainment Group could display 12 nude photos of Laura Schlessinger, the radio talk show celebrity whose program offers advice to both the lovesick and the just plain sick, on its Web site, the company finds itself caught up in a nasty fight to prevent other Web sites from doing the same thing. The company, based in Seattle, has sent a cease-and-desist warning to more than 50 Web site owners to get them to stop publishing the photos, which the company bought from Bill Ballance, who was Dr. Schlessinger's lover 20 years ago. And last week, it filed a lawsuit against one of them, the After Hours Production Company of Houston, calling the whole lot Internet pirates.
After you verified there was no risk the husband was sharing images with others, which would be horrifying, you went deeper. The caller seemed clueless to the fact this was a compliment to her -- that her husband was "hot" for her. That her husband was looking at images of her and not images of other women. However I feel you did not go far enough when you called her a prude about it. If my wife gave me a hard time about this, like the caller was about to do to her husband, I would conclude not only that a she is uncomfortable with her body; I would also conclude b she does not love me.
A federal court rules that the Internet Entertainment Group holds a valid copyright and can resume posting photos of the radio personality. In a blow to the year-old radio personality, the U. Laura, as her 18 million daily listeners call her, took IEG to court on Friday and Judge Dean Pregerson temporarily barred the site from publishing the photos. As reported, however, the judge lifted the restraining order yesterday. The photos now are back online and free to adult Net users for the next week.
The radio moralist went to court Friday to get an emergency injunction against the adult Website that had posted a "dirty dozen" photos of her twentysomething self frolicking in the buff. She also filed a lawsuit against the site. ET, and were taken down about 10 hours later by court order. Strategically blacked-out versions of the snapsnots are still online. The company says it will fight the ruling.