Oct 252011
 
 October 25, 2011  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Josh Halliday reports:

The publisher of the  Sunday Mirror  has lost its bid to overturn a privacy action brought in the French courts by the actor Olivier Martinez.

Martinez successfully sued Sunday Mirror publisher Mirror Group in 2008 over an online article about his relationship with the pop star Kylie Minogue. The British publisher took its fight to  Europe’s highest court and argued that a French judge did not have the power to adjudicate on English-language articles published on a UK website.

However, the European court of justice on Tuesday ruled against MGN. In a landmark judgment for online publishing, the court said that European publishers can be sued anywhere in the EU for articles published on the internet.

Read more on The Guardian.

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