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Sex, please – we’re British

Yet despite the public's yearning to know the carnal inclinations of celebrities, the PJS injunction is about so much more than tabloid gossip, writes Amber Melville-Brown

27 April 2016

The public gets what the public wants. The application by The Sun on Sunday to have the PJS privacy injunction discharged was granted by the Court of Appeal last week and now we can all lawfully revel in the ins and outs of the private sexual life of a celebrity engaged in a threesome.

But, of course, we can't, because the case is going higher up the echelons of the judiciary, on appeal to the Supreme Court, and the injunction has been temporarily extended until after that.

If this case is indeed about a threesome, it is about:

• How national borders can mean nought when it comes to publications on the internet;

• A potentially fatal blow landed on a major privacy tool available for the people versus the press; and

• The public's use of social media, and certain elements of the press, ...

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