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Lawsuit to test journalistic use of images taken from Quebec singer’s web site

News | 06/26/2002 4:00 am EDT
The lawyer acting for up-and-coming pop singer Mia Girard (who goes by her first name only) says fair dealing provisions built into copyright law won’t get TQS Inc. off the hook for the unauthorized use of nude pictures of the chanteuse. Mia is suing the Quebec broadcast network and the producers of its info-tainment show Flash for several hundred thousand dollars for damage done to her reputation in an interview broadcast interspersed with pictures originally posted to her web site of her in the altogether.

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