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Re: Libel (off topic)

Bill Shear wrote:
> Libel is an entirely different issue.  It has nothing to do with copyright.
> Copyright or not, you may not publish (in the broad sense) defamatory
> information about another person, with malicious intent.   Lawyers can make
> a good living working on the definitions of "defamatory" and "malicious."
> Slander, of course, is the same thing spoken aloud.

I think the word False needs to be inserted above. There are two
elements to libel. 
1- Publishing false information, and 
2- malicious intent.

If the information published is true there, is no libel. The malicious
intent part is the tough part to prove.


John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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