Palin Publisher Sues Gawker for Book Leak

Website refuses to take down pages, publisher sues for copyright infringement
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2010 8:44 AM CST
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2010, file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigns for Senate candidate Joe Miller, left in Anchorage, Alaska. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's stunning write-in victory was a political...   (Rob Stapleon)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has really had it this time with the lamestream media: The twotime author's publisher is suing Gawker over the leak of several pages of her forthcoming book, America By Heart. Though the website wasn't the first to leak the excerpts, notes the AP, it refused to take them down, cheekily posting a link to the definition of fair use laws and instructing Palin to "skip the boring reading" and have one of her lawyers "walk you through it."

HarperCollins Publishers is seeking to prevent Gawker from "further copyright infringement," as well as financial damages. Gawker had no immediate comment. The book is to be released Tuesday,

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