It was a Boxing Day delight for Meghan Markle. Following victory in her copyright case against Associated Newspapers, which she initiated after they published material from a private letter she sent to her father, she awoke to news on Sunday that the British tabloid Mail on Sunday had published their court-ordered acknowledgment that she won.
Nowhere will you read the words “we’re sorry,” but a small item in the paper, also published online at DailyMail.co.uk, includes the ever-important phrase “the Court found that Associated Newspapers infringed [Markle’s] copyright by publishing extracts of her handwritten letter to her father.” Additionally, there’s mention that “financial remedies have been agreed.”
The short article went live on the internet two minutes before midnight late Saturday, United Kingdom time. A banner was published at the bottom of the print edition’s front page, with the longer item atop the third page.
A deep-dive into the court’s ruling shows that Associated Newspapers were not ordered to give an apology, but specifics concerning the font (17 pt Gotham Bold for the cover, 32 pt Century regular for page three) were issued from the bench.
After her win earlier this month, Markle said, “this is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for…