Ohio deal: Websites won't bill to remove mug shotsJanuary 8th, 2014 by John Seewer in Technology / Internet
Two websites that post mug shots will stop charging people to remove the photos under a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit in Ohio.
The lawsuit filed in Toledo involves three people who say the websites charge hundreds of dollars to remove the mug shots even if the charges are dropped.
Attorneys in the case say the settlement finalized in late December includes an agreement that the owners of two websites will stop billing people to take down the photos.
An attorney for BustedMugshots.com and MugshotsOnline.com says late Tuesday that the sites will continue to operate and post arrest and criminal records but won't charge to remove the images.
The attorney who brought the suit says he may go after a similar site that wasn't part of the settlement.
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