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Defamation Act 2013 in force tomorrow


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#1 JohnM

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:27 PM

“Libel tourism” and “trivial claims” should be significantly curtailed under a new law enshrining freedom of expression that comes into effect on Wednesday, the government has said.

 

See http://www.ft.com/cm...l#axzz2p3hcn4zB


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#2 Wolford6

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:33 PM

Presumably this legislation is why David Blunkett is trying to get some tv comedy shows reclassified as political shows.

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_4512182.html


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#3 JohnM

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:13 PM

before the thread gets locked......

 

its a serious point, since people like the British Chiropractors who tried to sue Simon Singh, and all those others who basically abused our libel laws.


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#4 Methven Hornet

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

“Libel tourism” and “trivial claims” should be significantly curtailed under a new law enshrining freedom of expression that comes into effect on Wednesday, the government has said.

 
Haven't read the article as you have to register, but the headline refers to the UK Defamation Act. The legislation affects just England and Wales, Northern Ireland is consulting on whether to follow suit.


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#5 John Drake

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

before the thread gets locked......

 

Indeed.

 

I've just deleted a bunch of posts from this thread to keep it on topic and to keep it open.


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#6 Wolford6

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

Righto John

 

I'll retire gracefully back to my report.

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#7 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

My fault

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#8 Wolford6

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:08 PM

Me too.


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