Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to receive confidential sum from UK newspaper for copyright infringement


The Duchess has filed two separate complaints against the newspaper’s publisher: one for copyright infringement and the other for misuse of private information.

According to a December 17 court order by the Court of Appeals seen by CNN on Wednesday, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) – which publishes the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online – must pay the Duchess a previously agreed confidential sum related to the claim. for copyright infringement.

The court found that ANL infringed Meghan’s copyright by posting excerpts from a handwritten letter she sent to her father in The Mail on Sunday newspaper and on the Mail Online website during hearings in January and May of last year, according to the court order.

The group is also expected to pay the Duchess £ 1 in damages for misuse of private information, according to the court order.

On December 2, the Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that ANL abused Meghan’s private information when the letter was published, saying the Duchess had “a reasonable expectation of confidentiality in the contents of the letter “.

Following the judgment, the ANL said in a statement it was “very disappointed” and was considering an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

In a statement after the judgment, Meghan hailed it as “a victory not only for me, but for anyone who has ever been afraid to stand up for what is right”.

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