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Barbra Streisand’s Lawsuit to Silence Coastal Website Dismissed

PRESS RELEASE / California Coastal Records Project 3dec03

Free Speech Protections Upheld for Landmark
Aerial Database

 

Barbra Streisand’s Lawsuit to Silence Coastal Website Dismissed PRESS RELEASE / California Coastal Records Project 3dec03


Streisand Estate, Malibu

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Copyright © 2002 Kenneth Adelman. All rights reserved 

Los Angeles—In a decision that reaffirms the public’s First Amendment right to participate in matters of public significance, a Los Angeles Superior Court issued a 46 page opinion today holding that Barbra Streisand, the well-known entertainer and Hollywood celebrity, abused the judicial process by filing a lawsuit against aerial archivist Ken Adelman, his Internet Service Provider Layer42.NET, and Pictopia.COM. The court also firmly rejected Streisand’s request for an injunction to force the removal of a panoramic photographic frame that happens to include her sprawling blufftop estate from Adelman’s website, www.Californiacoastline.org.1

 

 

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Ken Adelman: 831-728-0692 Susan Jordan: 805-637-3037 Mark Massara: 805-895-0963

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Los Angeles Times
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National Wetlands Newsletter
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Pilot Journal
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Scripps Explorations Magazine
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Headlands Institute
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Redwood Coastal Land Conservancy
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The Nature Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land
Zoological Society of San Diego 

1 The Court’s “Tentative Decision and Proposed Statement of Decision” is subject to correction pursuant to Rule 232 of the California Rules of Court, but given the thoroughness of the Court’s Opinion, any corrections are expected to be minor.

source: http://www.californiacoastline.org/streisand/pressrelease-decision.html 4dec03

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