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Gawker ordered to remove Palin book excerpts

By Abdul Nisar

Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A federal judge ordered Gawker to take down excerpts the website posted from Sarah Palin's forthcoming book until at least November 30.

The order, signed by Judge Thomas Griesa, said Gawker was temporarily retrained and enjoined from continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages of the book, reports the Politico.

Palin's book, 'America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag' is scheduled to be released on Tuesday.

On Saturday evening, the link was broken to Gawker's scoop, 'Sarah Palin's New Book: Leaked Excerpts', which included 14 images of partial pages from the book.

The book's publisher, HarperCollins Publishers, filed a suit on Friday accusing Gawker of copyright infringement

"HarperCollins sued Gawker for copyright infringement after Gawker posted several pages from Sarah Palin's as-yet unpublished book, America by Heart, on its website. [On Saturday], Judge Thomas Griesa of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Gawker from posting pages of the book pending a hearing on HarperCollins' motion for a preliminary injunction, to be held on November 30," the publisher said in a statement after the judge's ruling. (ANI)

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