Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Criminal, Civil Lawsuits

Dan Abrams discusses the palace's legal response to photos first printed in a French magazine.
3:00 | 09/17/12

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Transcript for Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Criminal, Civil Lawsuits
Dan, thanks so much. Let's bring in our legal analyst dan abrams. Dan, we already know one magazine has published the photos. Another one is set to do so today. What doesed palace intend to do today? Well, they'll be sending a message. A clear one. For the future? That's right. These magazines when they publish something like this, incorporate into the price of doing business the fines that they likely will have to pay. They know in all likelihood, a court is going to rule that they've violated the law, technically. I mean, they are going to have to pay. And I think what the royals are trying to do here is say, it's time to expand the amount they're going to pay, if they're going to engage in this kind of business. Cost of doing business, they accept that. The cost of doing this business is going to be higher. In the meantime, it's worth noting that the italian magazine that is going to print the spread on kate today is owned by silvio berlusconi who used italian laws to block that himself. The former prime minister that used italian laws in 2009 to block photos from his party in sardinia is now saying, well, wait, we should be able to publish these photos. The irony is rich. It is rich indeed. And seeking an injunction, too. Which makes it tough since it's already out there. Josh.

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