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UK Court Rules Tell-All Book an Invasion of Privacy

posted by:Valerie Steeves // 08:10 PM // January 07, 2006 // Commentary &/or random thoughts

There was an interesting development in the tortious protection of privacy in the UK this week. Folksinger Loreena McKennitt was granted an injunction and damages with respect to a book published by a former friend. The UK court held that passages of the book that described McKennitt's Irish cottage and detailed her emotional reaction to the death of her partner invaded her privacy. Accordingly to the Globe & Mail, the court relied on the European Convention on Human Rights to support the ruling. I didn't link to the Globe article because it requires a subscription, but a CBC article summarizing the case can be found at http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/12/21/Loreena-McKennitt.html.


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