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libel and slander

Discussion in 'Support Questions' started by Anonymous, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

    what are some basic rules of posting within the laws of libel and slander?
  2. Anonymous Member

    you can't write slander
  3. Anonymous Member

  4. Anonymous Member

    Use the truth to slander, otherwise you're libel?
  5. RightOn Member

    don't say anything that is libel to slander someone lol
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  6. Anonymous Member

    haha

    seriously?
  7. RightOn Member

    did you see the lol in the sentence?
    that = nope
  8. Anonymous Member

    why don't we all ask Miranda, she is all knowing
  9. Anonymous Member

  10. Anonymous Member

    correction: Miranda is knowledgeable
  11. Anonymous Member

    Can omly speak for UK but slander is spoken while libel is written. A good rule of thumb is that libel is something which could lower a person's standing in the community.
  12. Anonymous Member

    She was told to come to you.
  13. anonymous612 Member

    Same basic concept here, except (I believe) the emphasis is that the statement not be even a little bit true.
  14. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Same here I believe, the question I have is that why is this question asked (though it does seem to need some clarity), the greatest weapon
    in this fray is truth, ergo, the truth spoken/written is not admissable as a point of contention if the person/cult wants to bawww about it.
    From what I've seen over the years even baiting the clams with claims tends to shut them up because, if they contend the truth, then its more than likely even more of that horrid thing (more truth) will rear its head and bite them.
    There is also mockery, 'humour', and satire to consider in this light.
    But, that said, why would anyone even consider making something up to slander anyone if it didn't have some sort of malicious intent?
    So, my answer to the OP, whose intent be unknown, is why? Just don't make shit up about anyone and you'll be fine.
    Not sure if I got a grip on this here, but that's my take on it.
  15. Anonymous Member

    this is good

    **congrats on the over 1500 exes list!
  16. Anonymous Member

    "like - don't make shit up about anyone and you'll be fine"

    legalese should be written in same fashion!

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