1. To win a lawsuit for the publication of private : 2132704
1. To win a lawsuit for the publication of private facts, the plaintiff must show that
A. the facts were private.
B. the revelations would offend a reasonable person.
C. the public would not have a legitimate interest in the facts.
D. all of the above.
2. When comparing the law of privacy and journalism ethics, it is fair to say that
A. ethical standards would permit the publication of more information than the law of privacy allows.
B. the law allows the publication of more information than ethical standards would permit.
C. the two standards are very similar.
D. law and ethics have little to do with one another.
3. Which of the following would provide a plaintiff with a strong chance of winning a private facts lawsuit?
A. Publication of the school records of a student charged with shooting a classmate during a gym class.
B. Publication of the contents of a conversation between a man and a woman sitting in a booth in a Denny's restaurant that was overheard by a reporter.
C. Posting a video on the Internet of a man and woman having sexual relations in a car parked in a public parking lot at an airport.
D. None of these would give a plaintiff much of a chance of winning.
4. The publication of the name of the victim of a rape is regarded as
A. wrong both ethically and legally.
B. always permissible both ethically and legally.
C. permissible legally, but highly questionable ethically.
D. permissible ethically, but legally wrong.
5. If Debra Price sued a newspaper for invasion of privacy after it reported that in 1971 she was arrested for planting a bomb under a police car during a protest demonstration, most courts would rule
A. that the publication of such information today no longer has any public interest and is an invasion of her privacy.
B. that publishing a story about her arrest was an invasion of privacy because the newspaper did not report whether she had been convicted of the charge.
C. that it is permissible to relate stories about a person's past public life.
D. that the statute of limitations for the lawsuit had expired.