Gustave Courbet

Facebook settles French 'censorship' case over post of vagina painting

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Facebook has settled a longstanding legal battle with teacher Frédéric Durand whose post with a link to a thumbnail image of Gustave Courbet's famous 1866 oil painting 'L'Origine du Monde', which shows a woman's vagina, was censored, prompting Durand's suit against the US tech giant for infringing on his freedom of expression.

Paris court rules against Facebook in row over picture of female nude

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Court rules that account user who posted image of Gustave Courbet's Origin of the World can sue Facebook in France for removing it against his will.

Judges in Paris rule Facebook can be taken to court in France

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Landmark ruling came after teacher in France objected to US social media giant censoring image of a 19th century painting that features a vagina.

What austerity? French villagers help raise 4m euros for painting of a tree

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Residents from the birthplace of painter Gustave Courbet and the French government raised the money to buy back the painting.