The point is pranks are currently "on hold" across all commercial radio stations. How they get around this minefield of litigation will be something the courts and radio stations will have to manage.<quoted text>the element of surprise makes a prank a prank. A radio station is hardly going to send a request for a waiver before the program to Jack if they had tapes they intend to air of Bill screwing Jacks girlfriend..
If the Saldanha case ends up with the radio station being liable (and that's if) then the basic precedence is that if a media outlet presents either an image or a voice of an indivuidual that is construed to "demean" or "humiliate" the indivudual and (critically) is done without their consent, then that media outlet could potentially face litigation. Currently this happens in online newspapers where videos from youtube are uploaded showing people getting beaten up by bullies or grossly disfigured or overweight people paraded online for humor.<I don't get your example of the overweight person, could a woman sue a newspaper for a photo of her with no make up on.