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.
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