Russells partner agrees to pay damages to JK Rowling over confidentiality breach

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  • Regarding loss of anonymity vs gain of publicity: the anonymity had a particular value to her, as it was a property that she could control. Potentially she could have written 7 books under the pen name and built a ton of hype along the lines of "Who is Robert Galbraith", which could have resulted in greater profits than being exposed early against her will.

    So I would say that the anonymity has a value - hard to quantify admittedly - which is not to be offset against the immediate profits from being revealed.

    It's a very unusual point of law and a shame that we didn't get the benefit of a judgment.

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