Are there any guidelines for websites like mugshots.com to follow when reposting public information?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Atlanta, GA

I was arrested on Jan 19 2010 in dekalb county I got out in April of 2010 and the case was closed in october of 2010 with the charges against me not even being presented to a grand jury. Mugshots.com did not repost my booking photo until January 7th 2012.

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  1. Barry Franklin Poulson

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    Answered . The are a private business, albeit with a disgusting business model. You can search out many answers here on AVVO related to them. You can ask them to take down, pay them to take down, or ask an attorney to state the facts as you have above and write them a take-down request. If what they have posted is false, your attorney can advise to as to possible actions.

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  2. Scott E. Chapman

    Contributor Level 10

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    Answered . There are very few guidlines in this scenario. Free and public means free and public. Arrest records of public records and anyone can look them up, mugshots is just making it easy for the public to earn money. Otherwise, follow Barry's advice.

    The recommendations in this answer are not considered legal advice for the purposes of ethical, legal and... more

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