Gawker yanks Palin excerpt after court order

Hope you've sated your curiosity about Sarah Palin's upcoming book: Gawker Media has pulled its excerpt following a HarperCollins suit and a federal court order.

Hope you've sated your curiosity about Sarah Palin's upcoming book: Gawker Media, which published unauthorized excerpts of the book on Thursday, has pulled them off the Web following a federal court order.

The ruling comes following a lawsuit filed Friday by Palin's publisher HarperCollins. AP:

A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag" from its blog.

The injunction prohibits Gawker from "continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages from the book" pending a hearing on Nov. 30.

The link to Gawker's original post now generates a 404 error message. Palin's book is due out on Tuesday, a full week before the scheduled hearing.

I've asked HarperCollins if they have any additional comment beyond the statement they sent me this morning (the publisher is owned by News Corp., as is The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, home to All Things Digital). I have yet to receive any comment from Gawker Media.

Via Politico, here's the court order. Note the handwritten note at the bottom, indicating that a hearing was held at 3pm Saturday afternoon.

 

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