RAP STAR DOGGED BY PRIVACY CLAIM

The BBC reports that an American court has dismissed a breach of privacy claim against the rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The claimant, identified only as “Jim Bob”, left a message on Mr Dogg’s answerphone supporting the rapper during his contretemps with Marion “Suge” Knight. He was surprised though when he found that his message had found his way on to a song in Snoop Doggy Dogg’s 2002 albumn Paid the Cost to be Tha Boss. The court was not persuaded by “Jim Bob’s” argument that his safety had been endangered by the inclusion of the message, finding that he had no expectation of privacy.

The IPKat thinks that normally people should be entitled to expect that messages left on private answerphones will remain private. However, this expectation is less justified when a person makes unsolicited contact with a public figure and, without being asked for it, offers his or her support.

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