Gawker Settles Palin Book Dispute

Bristol Palin may have lost on TV last night, but her mother won in the court of law. HarperCollins and Gawker reached a settlement in which the gossip blog agreed not to repost scanned excerpts from Sarah Palin’s new book America by Heart. A federal judge ordered Gawker to take down the posts until the November 30 hearing over HarperCollins claims of copyright infringement. Remy Stern, editor in chief of Gawker said in a a press statement, “HarperCollins’ decision to file suit against us and seek a temporary restraining order generated a good deal of press for Ms. Palin’s book in advance of its publication. Now that the book is out and destined to appear on the bestseller list, we’re pleased that HarperCollins proposed settling this case.”