Northern & Shell PLC have sent out warnings to the global media (and beyond) not to infringe their rights in the "exclusive worldwide ... coverage of the wedding of Amanda Holden and Chris Hughes." Their "coverage of the Wedding will be published in the United Kingdom in issue (655) of OK!, which is on sale on Tuesday 30 December 2008." I am cancelling my order now just in case I'm tempted to cut out a pic, scan it and put it up here. Sometimes I can't trust myself, but I'm duly warned.
The notice adds that N&S will view the reproduction of any copyright material, "including the front cover of the relevant OK! magazine" as an infringement of their rights. They have also said that "they will take action to protect their rights in this material and to prevent publication or distribution of any unauthorised coverage (including photographs) of the Wedding. " I wonder if they'll sue me for reproducing words from their legal notice.
I must say I hadn't realised that Mr Hughes and Ms Holden were sooooooooo important. I thought she was just a minor TV star who has a nice smile as a judge on one of Simon Cowell's talent shows. As for Chris Hughes, he could be one of the Smurfs for all I know. I really must try to keep up.