Outrageous Invasions: Celebrities Private Lives, Media, and the Law

Hardcover | April 7, 2010

byRobin D. Barnes

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In Outrageous Invasions: Celebrities' Private Lives, Media, and the Law, Professor Robin D. Barnes examines the role and nature of privacy in Western democracies. Celebrities are routinely subjected to stalking, harassment, invasion of privacy, and defamation. These occurrences are oftenviolations of their constitutional rights. Professor Barnes addresses growing concerns about the widespread immunity from liability enjoyed by United States tabloid publishers. Outrageous Invasions chronicles these experiences and the legal battles waged by celebrities in both the United States andEuropean Union against a press corps that continuously invades their private lives. Professor Barnes analyzes doctrinal developments in cases from the United States Supreme Court and the High Courts of Europe. These cases demonstrate that American celebrities are entitled to, but not receiving, the same protections as their European counterparts. In Outrageous Invasions, ProfessorBarnes explains the value of the rights of the individual to democratic nations. She notes the importance of insuring appropriate protection for freedom of expression and associational freedom through meaningful regulation in the instances when speech rights collide with equally important valuessuch as privacy and equality.

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In Outrageous Invasions: Celebrities' Private Lives, Media, and the Law, Professor Robin D. Barnes examines the role and nature of privacy in Western democracies. Celebrities are routinely subjected to stalking, harassment, invasion of privacy, and defamation. These occurrences are oftenviolations of their constitutional rights. Profes...

Robin D. Barnes is a tenured professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she teaches advanced courses in Constitutional Law and Theory. Professor Barnes graduated with honors from the University of Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence in the top 10% of her class. She received an LL.M. in Constitutional Theory fr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 5.79 × 8.39 × 1.1 inPublished:April 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Case of Von Hannover v. GermanyThe Royal House of MonacoPhotographed in France Published In GermanyStipulated FactsMotion to Enjoin PublicationCoverage of the Verdict by U.S. JournalistsLong-term Impact of the ECtHR Decision2. Celebrities of the World UnauthorizedThe Glamour, Glitz and StardomThe Price of Fame?Stalkerazzi UndeterredAbuse of the Telephoto LensLies, Malice and ForethoughtDefending Privacy Against Demands for DisclosureAmerican Social DysfunctionShameless Self PromotionThe Impact of Day Time Talk ShowsEmotion, Conflict, and RevengeExploring the Mob MentalityThe Internet Fury MachineThe Devolving American PsycheCelebrity-Gurus and Backlash ScandalsFreedom of the Press in Democratic Societies3. Public Media: The Quintessential Role of a Free PressHistorical BackdropThe Power of Persuasion Against the Fortress of BeliefCredibility and Access to Public DebateTruth v. Dead DogmaFreedom of Association in the United StatesThe Pentagon PapersFreedom of Information ActEditorial Discretion, Confidential Sources and Fair ReportingFair Public TrialsBalancing the Public's Right to KnowThe Decline of Investigative Journalism Meets a Change in Journalistic Standards4. Fundamental Nature of PrivacyHistorical Foundations in the United StatesRules of Deference and DemeanorSelf-actualization and RenewalA Case In Point: Who is Caroline of Monaco?Free Development of PersonalityEqual Protection Under the LawIndividual AutonomyApathy and Diversion around Participatory DemocracyThe Cost of Diminished PrivacyStemming the Tide of ExposureConstitutive Freedom5. The Emergence of InfotainmentIt's The Format StupidLate Nite's TargetsThe Actor and His CauseCelebrity Commodification: An Invitation or ViolationInfotainment's Rising Death TollWhen Satire Goes Too FarThe Cartoons that Traveled the GlobeThe Apology That Wasn'tWho Are You Going to Believe? Me or Your Lying Eyes?Examining the Value of Satire6. Public Figures or Public PropertyExtension and Amplification of the Publisher Malice StandardPublic Figures ProfiledClassification of Celebrity CitizensPublic Access to Private InformationWhere is Suri Cruise?Nadya Suleman's Story in ContextEuropean Respect for Private LifeGreater Protection for Figures of Contemporary Society7. U.S. Courts' Normative View of Media InvasionDignitary Protections under U.S. LawPublisher Immunity Run AmokFair Use in the Realm of Public DebateConstructive Invitations to Intrude and Frivolous SuitsRationale for De Novo ReviewOpinion, Public Records, and Rights of the Accused and SuspectedAttorney-Client and Reporter Privilege and Post-Mortem Waivers8. European Courts' Comprehensive Approach to Media InvasionHuman DignityEuropean Charter of Fundamental RightsRedress for Media Intrusions and Unlawful ConspiraciesDetermining What the Public Has a Right to KnowThe Public's InterestRole of the Press Complaints CommissionA Profile of Publisher RedressUnified ApproachEurope's Collective CommitmentRejection of U.S. Standards9. Undue Burdens on Celebrity Speech and AssociationThe Fixed Star In Our Constitutional ConstellationImposition of OrthodoxyHigh Profile Targets in the Effort to Control Political DebateAmerica's Poster-girls for Radical ActivismFear Mongering and the So-called Liberal Bias10. John W. O. Lennon and Michael J. JacksonGovernment Fears and TacticsSuperstardom a.k.a. Surrealism 101Man in the Mirror: The VideoSpiritual Unrest at the Archdiocese of BostonLoss of Faith, Accountability and Responsibility for American Children11. ConclusionNascent Influence on American DemocracyGrowth of DemocracyGrowth of Corporate PowerGrowth of Corporate PropagandaMay They Rest in Peace