492. Prior restraint.

Prior restraint, where publication is prevented from going ahead, may be justified1 but calls for the most careful scrutiny by the court, particularly where it concerns news2. This is because news is a perishable commodity and to delay its publication, even for a short period, could deprive it of all its value and interest3. Injunctions restricting the publication of news may accordingly be justified in extreme circumstances, for example where the publication would grossly interfere with a person's rights under Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life)4.

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