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SIDIS AND THE ORIGINS OF MODERN PRIVACY LAW

COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF LAW & THE ARTS

"The American press, it has been said, is freer to invade personal privacy than perhaps any other in the world. The tort law of privacy, as a shield against unwanted media exposure, is very weak. The media in the U.S. have a degree of latitude to report on intimate matters, without the threat of legal liability, that would be unimaginable in many other countries. In England, model Naomi Campbell won damages against a magazine when it published the details of her treatment for drug addiction. Princess Caroline of Monaco obtained a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights preventing the German press from publishing paparazzi photos of her. In the U.S., by contrast, public figures have been held to have almost no legal right to privacy."Barbas, S. The Sidis Case and the Origins of Modern Privacy Law

 


 

 


 

 Lindey, Alexander, William James Sidis, Petitioner, v. F-R Publishing Corporation: U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings. Paperback, 32 pages, $19.84.


 

(Notice the parallelopipeds on the chalkboard in this illustration from The New Yorker article. Ten years after he gave his talk to the Harvard Math Club, these figures were at the heart of his model of the universe, a sort of three-dimensional checkerboard of dark-star and light-star parallelopipeds,)

 


 
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