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January 28th, 2010

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01:56 pm - UK libel laws
"Alexei Sayle... explained that he was once sued for libel by someone, and it cost over £100,000 to defend: 'it would have been cheaper", he explained, 'if I'd just stabbed the fucker.'"
—Ben Goldacre, Bad Science blog

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Date:January 28th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
I +heart+ Alexei Sayle. :-)
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Date:January 31st, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
British defamation law has far fewer defenses than that of the US. Among the ones missing:

* Opinion
* Legitimate criticism
* Truth

We have it a lot better here.

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