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September 18, 2012

French court blocks publication of topless photos of Kate, wife of Prince William

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Christopher Mesnooh, an American lawyer who works in Paris, said French law strongly protects privacy rights but tabloids have their own reasons for publication, even when they might violate the law.

‘‘It appears to give satisfaction entirely to the royal couple,’’ Mesnooh said of Tuesday’s ruling.

But he added that the amount of money is nowhere near enough to dissuade the publication of similar photos.

‘‘If you sell 100,000 copies, you’re ahead of the game,’’ he noted.

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