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U.S. judge for the naked Myskina (photo)

July 20 2005

U.S. District Judge Michael Mackeys not satisfied the claim of the Russian tennis player Anastasia Myskina to photographer Mark Seliger, GQ magazine and its publisher Conde Nas. Sportswoman of the required them to compensation of $ 8 million for publishing their photographs in the nude .

According to the court, the right to publish photographs belongs to the photographer, according to ROL with reference to the Associated Press.

Thus, Myskina can not stop Seliger post these pictures in magazines or sell them. Recall that the two pictures topless last year's champion of Roland Garros have been published in the Russian men's magazine "The Bear" in the August issue of 2004.

These pictures do Photographer Magazine Gentlemen's Quarterly, Mark Seliger even for the October issue of 2002. Myskina then selected for the publication of a photograph, where she was fully clothed. According to the Russian woman, a photographer asked her if he could take a picture of an athlete in a half-naked form, and received the consent, provided that they will not be published anywhere.

Alexander Berkovich, Myskina's lawyer tried to convince the court that his players then could not fully grasp all the details of the contract, as not sufficiently proficient in English. The Federal Court in Manhattan decided that it is not sufficient grounds to refuse to perform the contract according to which the right to publish photographs tennis player does not belong.

Judge Mackeys said that the civil rights of the Russian female athletes were not violated. Alexander Berkovich said that "this decision, we are very disappointed."

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