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Aug 21, 2014

Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp reach legal agreement

Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp have reached a legal agreement that prevents Crikey from hosting or further distributing the News Corporation Australia Weekly Operating Statement for the week ended 30 June 2013.

Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp have reached a legal agreement that prevents Crikey from hosting or further distributing the News Corporation Australia Weekly Operating Statement for the week ended June 30, 2013.

As part of the agreement, Private Media promised to destroy by 5pm Thursday any hard and electronic copies in its possession.

However, we are not required to pull down the stories based on the documents we have already published. We are also not bound by any confidentiality agreement. As part of the contract signed by both parties, Private Media cannot be sued over publication of the confidential documents.

The agreement is not a legal injunction. It does not prevent others from publishing stories based on the documents.

On Wednesday Crikey published the original 270-page financial documents on which we based our stories. We have now scrubbed those links and removed the document from our website. If you have previously viewed the document, clear your cache.

“We remain proud of our ‘story behind the story’ brand of independent journalism, and you will find all of the stories that we have published about this here,” said Private Media CEO Marina Go.

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21 thoughts on “Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp reach legal agreement

  1. paddy

    Bother! I was hoping for “pistols at dawn”.

  2. Simon Mansfield

    Hope they bought a multi year ad deal

  3. fractious

    And they said money doesn’t buy you power…

  4. rhwombat

    Well done Crikey!

  5. Alex

    News’ double standards continue to boggle the mnd!

  6. Itsarort

    News Corp may have slipped it’s soap back on the rope but “What’s done, cannot be undone. To bed, to bed…”.

  7. wilful

    They’re idiots! It’s the 21st century, everyone who wants a copy can get one, house had bolted well and truly.

  8. Andrew McIntosh

    From the ABC –

    “News Corp’s chief executive Julian Clarke has dismissed the revelations as ‘yesterday’s news … quite frankly, what [has been] published is 14 months old, ask me about what’s happened in the last 12 months.’ ”

    But they send in the lawyers anyway.

  9. Euan J Thomas

    Good coup Crikey and keep up the good work. I love it when you stick it up Uncle Murdoch!

  10. Gavin Moodie

    On what grounds did News Corp argue that Crikey shouldn’t use its operating statement – copyright?