Wednesday 10 June 2009

Made in the USA: Sued in the UK

This can't be right. A US author writes a book published in the US about a famous US institution, New York's Metropolitan Museum, and the author is threatened with a law suit in the London courts.
The whole ghastly business of "libel tourism" is exposed here on the Guardian's Comment is Free.
Rachel Ehrenfield writes that the legal threats have been made against Michael Gross whose book Rogues Gallery, published in the US by Random House, paints the Metropolitan, its founders and its funders in a less than flattering light.
Gross says that following threats to sue in the English courts "media outlets mysteriously cancelled reviews of the book and interviews."

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