Duty of confidentiality to celebrities is enforceable
Douglas and Another v. Hello! Ltd. and Others
House of Lords
“Photographic images of the wedding of two celebrities had a commercial value over which the celebrities had sufficient control to enable them to impose an obligation of confidence. A magazine publisher who had bought the exclusive right to publish the photographs and had the benefit of the duty of confidentiality imposed by the celebrities, had the right to enforce that duty against a rival magazine which published unauthorised photographs of the wedding.”
The Times, 3rd May 2007
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