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Should Julian Assange be able to block the publication of his autobiography?

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assange-court-july13-584.jpgWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, centre, leaves Britain's Royal Courts of Justice after his extradition appeal was heard in central London on July 13. (Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has condemned the publication of his "unauthorized autobiography," which went on sale in Britain on Thursday.

A ghostwriter who conducted 50 hours of interviews with the WikiLeaks chief wrote Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

Assange agreed to receive advances totalling more than $1 million US from British publisher Canongate, but disapproved of the first draft.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, he said the publisher had acted "in breach of contract, in breach of confidence, in breach of my creative rights and in breach of personal assurances."

Canongate said that since Assange had not repaid his advance -- which was handed over to lawyers to help pay his legal fees -- it had decided to publish the book.

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