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November 28, 2012 
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Artist Turns Private Cell Phone Photos, Texts from Sugar Land into Book

Gray Reed attorney Travis Crabtree was interviewed on KHOU-TV in Houston on the publishing of a book that contains dozens of private cell phone pictures and texts from old cell phones. The people who posed for the photos and sent the texts probably have no idea they've been made public. New York artist Kyle M.F. Williams said he recently paid $80for 44 Razr phones on eBay. He initially planned to create a sculpture with the phones, but that didn’t’ work out. Williams then turned the phones on and browsed through them, finding nude photos, sexually-charged texts and even pictures of drugs. The artist turned them into a book that is now selling on

Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog, His online media and internet law practice focuses on media communications, online defamation, privacy, domain name disputes, policy and governmental compliance, copyrights and trademarks, and related transactional documents for start-ups and established businesses.

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