Harper Collins filed a lawsuit against Gawker for publishing illegally leaked excerpts from Sarah Palin’s new book America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag. And now a Federal Judge has ordered Gawker to remove the excerpts:
A federal judge on Saturday ordered the website Gawker to pull down unauthorized excerpts from Sarah Palin’s forthcoming book, “America By Heart,” until a hearing scheduled for Nov. 30.
Before this, Sarah Palin had already noticed the posting, and her subsequent tweet got Gawker’s attention:
Gawker later taunted Palin in a post titled, “Sarah Palin Is Mad at Us for Leaking Pages From Her Book”.
“Did you catch the excerpt we posted yesterday from Sarah Palin’s new book? Sarah did. She tweets with rage: ‘The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn’t that illegal?’ [Sarah: If you’re reading this — and if you are, welcome! — you may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law … ].”
Yeah, I think Sarah and her book publishing company Harper Collins were all to familiar with the law, and now Gawker is to. HA!