Douglas v Hello Ltd.


This is a case where Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones took legal action against Hello for publishing wedding photos of the couple without their permission.

Catherine said it ruined her perfect day.

The magazine remarked that the two were film stars and had long since waived any right to privacy.

There was exclusivity for OK to publish photos and security to ensure no other cameras were there. It was a GBP 1 000 000 contract.

Rupert Thorpe – son of Jeremy – sneaked in and took photos.,

It was not about privacy but profit.

Hello was able to publish the photos. There was no privacy since there was duty of confidence. Privacy only arises in private occasions. There must be a promise not to publish photos.

There were 250 wedding guests. not very private

The coupele were going to publish photos ANYWAY – they wanted to do. It was a question of whethe rit was their sleection of snaps or not


Douglas v Hello number 2

The couple won against the magaziine

breach of confidence


Douglas v Hello number 3

There was a breach of confidence. Ok magazone was able to get compensaton from Hello.




About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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