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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

J. K. Rowling Loses Invasion of Privacy Claim Against Newspaper, Photography Agency

J. K. "Harry Potter" Rowling has lost an intrusion into seclusion claim against the Sunday Express and the copyright holders of a photo of her and her young son David which the Express published of the two on a London street.  The judge ruled it a depiction of "an area of routine activity which, when conducted in a public place, carries no guarantee of privacy". Ms. Rowling will have to pay costs. However, the judge has allowed an appeal. Read more here in a BBC story.

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