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State v. Stokes

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Jul 7, 1987
531 A.2d 1350 (N.J. 1987)

Summary

In Douglas v. Stokes, the parents of a freak child, who died shortly after birth, engaged the defendant, a photographer, to take photographs of the nude body of the child, it being agreed that he was to make twelve pictures and no more. The defendant made additional photographs without the consent of the parents, one of which he copyrighted. It was held that the parents could recover.

Summary of this case from Kelley v. Post Publishing Co.

Opinion

July 7, 1987.


Petition for certification denied.


Summaries of

State v. Stokes

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Jul 7, 1987
531 A.2d 1350 (N.J. 1987)

In Douglas v. Stokes, the parents of a freak child, who died shortly after birth, engaged the defendant, a photographer, to take photographs of the nude body of the child, it being agreed that he was to make twelve pictures and no more. The defendant made additional photographs without the consent of the parents, one of which he copyrighted. It was held that the parents could recover.

Summary of this case from Kelley v. Post Publishing Co.

In Douglas v. Stokes, 149 Ky. 506, 149 S.W. 849, 42 L.R.A. (N.S.) 386, Ann. Cas. 1914B, 374, the action was against a photographer who had been employed by the plaintiff to take a photograph of the corpses of the plaintiff's children, who had been born Siamese twins.

Summary of this case from Hinish v. Meier Frank Co.
Case details for

State v. Stokes

Case Details

Full title:STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DOUGLAS D. STOKES

Court:Supreme Court of New Jersey

Date published: Jul 7, 1987

Citations

531 A.2d 1350 (N.J. 1987)
108 N.J. 574

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