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Court supports gag on UK celebrity sex story

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>> If you live in England and Wales, details of a celebrity extramarital threesome will not be in your tabloids. That despite all the gory details being widely publicized on the internet. The UK's highest court ruling on Thursday, the story is not a matter of public interest and the names can't be published in England or Wales.
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More worrying for the tabloids. The courts said naming those involved would be a serious breach of their privacy. Reuters Estelle Sherburn was in court.>> So, it's a judgement that will certainly anger the tabloid newspapers, and I'm expecting some fairly headlines from The Sun on Sunday and other newspapers that have taken an interest in this case.
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But it may well be that actually it gives more comfort and encouragement to celebrities or famous or rich people who may want to resort to these injunctions to keep embarrassing stories out of the press in future.>> According to an online poll one in four adults in the UK already know who's at the heart of this salacious story.
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The case fueling debate over the concept of injunctions in the internet age and highlighting how trying to keep something out of the news simply fans the flames of interest.