The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes, it does. It's just the fact that if you don't go through the Scottish process, you still have a choice open to you as to whether or not you go ahead and publish, but it doesn't protect you from further action anyway, so you still have -- just in the same way that you could wilfully publish something that was going to either be in contempt of court or defamatory, but you would know that there was going to be a legal come-back. Similarly, where you know that there are individuals who are acting to protect their privacy, you could well face action for that anyway, whether there's an interdict or not.

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