This Note discusses the legal and ethical ramifications resulting from the use of digital imaging technology by the print and television news media. Focusing on libel and right of privacy, the author discusses the current laws' ability to deal with infringements involving digitally altered images. By using hypotheticals, the author explores the legal, moral, and societal problems that may arise with the increasing availability and use of this technology to alter news photographs. The author suggests "notice" as a solution to maintain free speech without compromising truth.
Lisa Byrne Anastasio Potter,
Altered Realities: The Effect of Digital Imaging Technology on Libel and Right of Privacy,
17 Hastings Comm. & Ent.L.J. 495
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