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NY Judge Orders Gawker To Remove Leaked Palin Book Extracts

A court in New York has ordered Gawker Media to remove leaked excerpts of Sarah Palin's upcoming book from its website, with a copyright infringement hearing pending on 30 November.

According to The Associated Press, Sarah Palin's publisher HarperCollins filed a lawsuit against the blog on 17 November in order to stop Gawker from committing "further copyright infringement".

After Gawker had first posted the extracts from her book, Palin tweeted: “The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?”

Gawker Media defended its actions in a statement directly addressed to "Sarah", asking her to examine the clauses of fair usage under copyright law, adding that she could "skip the totally boring reading and call one of your lawyers."

Since HarperCollins filed the lawsuit, the blog has removed the offending pages from the website. It is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

The book, titled "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag", is based on the American way of life and accuses President Barak Obama of for not having enough faith in the people of America.