Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Royal Couple Sue French Magazine For Breach Of Privacy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today won their fight to block a French magazine from republishing or selling topless photos of the royal couple in France or abroad.

The civil court at the Tribunal de Grand Instance in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, also ordered Closer magazine to hand over all files of the pictures to representatives of the royal couple within 24 hours.

Mondatori Magazines France, the glossy's publisher, faced a 10,000-euro fine for every day's delay and was ordered to pay 2,000 euros in damages., the written injunction stated.

The ruling prevents Closer, which published the pictures on Friday, from reusing them in print or on its website, as well as from selling them to markets where they have not been published. The penalty for sale of the photos was set at 100,000 euros.

Publishing of the photos, taken while the royals were on holiday in Provence on September 5, was also banned “on digital tablets”.
Read the rest here.

Good for them. This was a stunning violation of privacy. The editor and photographer should be jailed.


Visibilium said...

I agree. Titillating issue.

off2 said...

Two thoughts -

1) It could have been a rifle, not a camera.

2) I would not be displeased if the photographer had an "accident."

Bill, tGf