Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Will British Ruling End "Kiss and Tell" Writing?

Singer Loreena McKennitt has won an invasion of privacy ruling against writer Neima Ash. A British judge upheld an injunction against Ms. Ash, who was fined five thousand pounds last year by a lower court. Ms. McKennitt had argued that Ms. Ash's book Travels with Loreena McKennitt revealed too much about her personal life, including the death of a fiance. Media lawyers are now discussing whether the ruling means that "kiss and tell" magazines such as Hello and OK will have as much leeway to publish their stock in trade and also whether the ruling was about the right to privacy or whether it was about a betrayal of confidence. Read more here in an article from CBC Arts, here from the Times Online, and here from The Guardian.

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