Thursday, July 07, 2011

"Cops" show did not violate Fla. woman's privacy

The reality police television show "Cops" did not intrude on a Florida woman's privacy when her interactions with police during a traffic stop were recorded without her knowledge, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in Spilfogel v. Fox Broadcasting Company.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta (11th Cir.) upheld a lower court's order dismissing Arlene Spilfogel's complaint against Fox Broadcasting Co., Langley Productions Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. after she was recorded on a public street and later broadcast on the television show.
Spilfogel claimed the defendants invaded her privacy through the public disclosure of private facts and intrusion upon her seclusion.

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